ERIC Number: EJ727115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Acculturation, Drinking, and Intimate Partner Violence among Hispanic Couples in the United States: A Longitudinal Study
Caetano, Raul; Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini; McGrath, Christine
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v26 n1 p60-78 2004
This article examines the 5-year association between acculturation, drinking, and male-to-female partner violence and female-to-male partner violence among Hispanic couples in the United States. A national representative sample of Hispanic couples 18 years of age or older was interviewed in 1995 and 2000. Both members of the couple were independently interviewed. Differences in prevalence rates of male-to-female partner violence and female-to-male partner violence, incidence, and recurrence across acculturation groups are not significant. Drinking is associated with acculturation among women. Couples with mixed acculturation level (high-medium) are less at risk for male-to-female partner violence. An increase of five standard drinks per week in men's drinking decreases the risk of female-to-male partner violence by 10%. Acculturation level at Time 1 is not associated with male-to-female partner violence and female-to-male partner violence status 5 years later.
Descriptors: Acculturation, Family Violence, Drinking, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States