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ERIC Number: EJ781262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
English- and Spanish-Speaking Women's Use of Violence
Tower, Leslie E.; Fernandez, Maria Elena
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n1 p21-38 2008
This study analyzes variables related to the context and consequences of women's use of violence as well as a wide range of violent behaviors used and experienced by court-ordered English- and Spanish-speaking women. Data were derived from intake assessments of 125 court-ordered women over 24 months. Almost all of the women reported a history of abuse perpetrated by their partners. Women committed significantly fewer violent acts against their partners than their partners committed against them. Differences between English- and Spanish-speaking women's victimization, use of violence, and help seeking were largely similar, however, important differences emerged. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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