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NCJ Number: NCJ 242708     Find in a Library
Title: Prevalence and Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence Among Young, Middle, and Older Women of Korean Descent in California
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:8  Dated:November 2012  Pages:801 to 811
Author(s): Sandy Liles ; Paula Usita ; Veronica L. Irvin ; C. Richard Hofstetter ; Tara Beeston ; Melbourne F. Hovell
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Cancer Institute
United States of America
Grant Number: R01CA105199
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research examined the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among younger, middle-aged, and older Korean American women.
Abstract: This research examined the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among younger, middle-aged, and older Korean American women. Data were drawn from telephone interviews of a population-based, representative probability sample (N=592) of female adults of Korean descent residing in California, with a completion rate of 70 percent. Data were grouped by age. In each group, psychological aggression was the most common type of IPV in the past year, followed by a moderate form of sexual coercion, while physical assault and injury were infrequent. Immigration stress was associated with psychological aggression in all three groups, and partner alcohol use was associated in none. Other predictors varied by group. Results suggest that psychological abuse is a serious issue, and that women’s life stage is an important consideration in IPV among Korean Americans. Findings, which sometimes diverged from those of prior studies of this population, merit further investigation. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress ; Family offenses ; Immigrants/Aliens ; Female victims ; California ; Korean
   
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