Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 29, Issue 8, pp 869–879 | Cite as

Intimate Partner Violence Against Married Women in Uganda

  • Emmanuelle G. Ogland
  • Xiaohe XuEmail author
  • John P. Bartkowski
  • Curtis P. Ogland
Research on Violence Against Women


This study utilized data from the 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey to examine correlates of the lifetime experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) against married women in Uganda. Guided by an integrated theoretical framework that synthesizes resource and gender theories, five hypotheses are developed and tested concerning three major forms of IPV: (a) physical violence, (b) emotional or psychological violence, and (c) sexual violence. Results from multivariate statistical analyses indicate that although both the resource and gender factors are significant predictors of the lifetime experience of IPV among married Ugandan women, the gender factors appear to be more systematic and robust than the resource factors in predicting IPV in Uganda. Theoretical and policy implications are discussed.


Gender Physical violence Psychological violence Resource Sexual violence Violence against women 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuelle G. Ogland
    • 1
  • Xiaohe Xu
    • 1
    Email author
  • John P. Bartkowski
    • 1
  • Curtis P. Ogland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, One UTSA CircleUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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