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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 240500     Find in a Library
Title: South Asian Women in the U.S. and their Experience of Domestic Violence
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Author(s): Neely Mahapatra
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:5  Dated:July 2012  Pages:381 to 390
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This study examined domestic violence prevalence and help-seeking among a community of South Asian women from across the United States.
Abstract: This study examined the extent of domestic violence and sociocultural factors (isolation, social support, acculturation, and patriarchy) associated with domestic violence among a community sample of 215 women of South Asian origin in the United States. The sample is the largest to date in a study of domestic violence among South Asian women. Both paper and Web surveys were used. Of the sample, 38 percent experienced some form of abuse in the past year. Isolation from spouse/partner and perceived social support predicted abuse. This information is vital in developing effective and culturally appropriate intervention methods for South Asian women victims of domestic violence. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Socioculture ; Psychological victimization effects ; Abused women ; Psychological manipulation ; Informal support groups ; Asian
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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