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NCJ Number: NCJ 240495     Find in a Library
Title: Female Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: A Comparison between Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Israeli-Born Women
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Author(s): Eugene Tartakovsky ; Sabina Mezhibovsky
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:6  Dated:August 2012  Pages:561 to 572
Date Published: 08/2012
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This study aims to understand socio-demographic characteristics, patterns of physical and psychological violence, and the system of social support among female immigrants.
Abstract: This study aimed to understand patterns of physical and psychological violence and the system of social support among female immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel who are suffering from domestic violence. Immigrant women receiving help in Centers for the Treatment and Prevention of Domestic Violence and in shelters for battered women (n=74) were compared with Israeli-born women receiving help in the same Centers and shelters (n=107). Immigrant and Israeli-born women reported similar levels of physical and psychological violence, and the immigrants’ utilization of formal and informal systems of social support was similar to that among Israeli-born women. However, immigrant women were threatened more frequently with expulsion from Israel, and their partners were alcoholically intoxicated more often than the partners of Israeli-born women. Non-Jewish women were more frequently threatened with expulsion from Israel, and they reported a lower level of social support received from parents and friends. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Immigrants/Aliens ; Domestic assault ; Informal support groups ; Israel
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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