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NCJ Number: 249303 Find in a Library
Title: Influence of Ethnic Group Variation on Victimization and Help Seeking Among Latino Women
Journal: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology  Volume:21  Issue:1  Dated:January 2015  Pages:19-30
Author(s): Chiara Sabina; Carlos A. Cuevas; Jennifer L. Schally
Date Published: January 2015
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2007-WG-BX-0051
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Interpersonal violence research on Latinos has largely ignored the ethnic group variations that are included under the pan-ethnic term Latino. The current study adds to the literature by utilizing a national sample of Latino women to examine the interpersonal victimization experiences and help-seeking responses to victimization by ethnic group.
Abstract: The sample was drawn from the Sexual Assault Among Latinas Study (SALAS; Cuevas & Sabina, 2010) that surveyed 2,000 self-identified adult Latino women. For the purpose of this study, victimization in the United States was examined among Mexican ethnics (73.3 percent of sample), Cuban ethnics (14 percent), and other ethnics (12.8 percent). Mexican ethnicity was found to be significantly associated with increased odds of experiencing any, physical, sexual, threat, and stalking victimization. Findings also show that higher levels of Latino orientation and being an immigrant were associated with decreased odds of experiencing any victimization, whereas Anglo orientation, as measured by the Brief ARSMA-II (Cuéllar, Arnold, & Maldonado, 1995), was associated with greater odds of experiencing any victimization. Anglo orientation was significantly associated with formal help-seeking. Taken as a whole, these findings emphasize the importance of bilingual and culturally competent services and also reveal that culturally competent services include developing an understanding of the cultural differences between Latino ethnic groups. Specifically, service providers should be aware that Latinos of Mexican ethnicity may face unique risks for victimization. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Cross cultural analyses; Cross cultural training; Cultural influences; Hispanic Americans; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Sexual assault victims; Victim services
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