The association between intimate partner violence victimization and poor mental health outcomes is well established. Less is known about the correlation between intimate partner violence perpetration and mental health, particularly among adolescents and young adults.
Using data from the nationally representative Violence Against Children Survey, this analysis examines the association between intimate partner violence perpetration and mental health for male and female adolescents and young adults in Nigeria. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to examine associations between ever-perpetration of intimate partner violence and four self-reported mental health variables: severe sadness, feelings of worthlessness, suicide ideation, and alcohol use.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Nigeria.
An overview of the data found in Nigeria's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.