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NCJ Number: 221132 Find in a Library
Title: Prevalence, Perpetrators, and Characteristics of Witnessing Parental Violence and Adult Dating Violence in Latina, East Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern Women
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:22  Issue:5  Dated:2007  Pages:632-647
Author(s): Azmaira H. Maker Ph.D.; Terri A. deRoon-Cassini M.S.
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this descriptive study is to begin exploring the prevalence and characteristics of witnessed parental violence and relationship violence among educated, higher socioeconomic status Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latina women residing in the United States.
Abstract: The results document that Latina, East Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern educated women from a higher socioeconomic status (SES) are vulnerable to multiple forms of family violence in childhood and in adulthood, as victims and as perpetrators. More than 50 percent of each ethnic group witnessed parental and adult relationship violence. For all three groups, adult psychological violence was more prevalent than physical violence. Rapid immigration and the changing demographics present a considerable challenge for clinicians and researchers. It is necessary to examine the prevalence, characteristics, and perpetrators of family violence in populations with different cultural values than those represented in the literature. This study’s purpose was to describe the rates and characteristics of family violence for educated and higher SES East Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latina women. Specifically, the desire was to document the prevalence of psychological, physical, and injury parental and partner violence and assess the primary perpetrators and victims of parental and partner violence for women of these ethnic groups. The study sample consisted of 251 college-educated South Asian/Middle Eastern, East Asian and Latina women residing in the United States. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Abused women; Asian Americans; Domestic assault; Filial violence; Hispanic Americans; Home environment; Minorities; Violence
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