ERIC Number: EJ723587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 40
Child Physical Abuse Prevalence, Characteristics, Predictors, and Beliefs about Parent-Child Violence in South Asian, Middle Eastern, East Asian, and Latina Women in the United States
Maker, Azmaira H.; Shah, Priti V.; Agha, Zia
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v20 n11 p1406-1428 2005
The present study examined the prevalence, characteristics, beliefs, and demographic predictors of parent-child physical violence among South Asian, Middle Eastern, East Asian, and Latina women in the United States. Two hundred fifty-one college-educated women from a middle to high SES (South Asian/Middle Eastern, n = 93; East Asian, n = 72; Latina, n = 86) completed a self-report survey on childhood experiences and beliefs regarding physical abuse. Seventy-three percent of the South Asian and Middle Eastern sample, 65% of the East Asian sample, and 78% of the Latina sample reported experiencing at least one type of physical abuse. Significant differences in characteristics and perpetrators of abuse were found across groups. Demographic factors did not predict physical abuse. Experiencing physical abuse was the only predictor for acceptance of physical discipline and as a parental privilege or right across groups. Implications of alternate cultural models of family violence based on beliefs and exposure to violence are discussed.
Descriptors: Females, Family Violence, Child Abuse, Social Science Research, Parent Child Relationship, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Ethnic Groups, Racial Differences, Predictor Variables, Individual Characteristics, Demography
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Identifiers - Location: United States