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ERIC Number: EJ769877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Attending to the Role of Race/Ethnicity in Family Violence Research
Malley-Morrison, Kathleen; Hines, Denise A.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n8 p943-972 2007
Since the 1970s, researchers and public health and/or social policy communities have devoted increasing attention to family violence. Although officially reported crime figures for family violence appear to be declining, rates continue to be high in broadly defined racial and/or ethnic minority groups. More careful assessments of the potential role of race/ethnicity in family violence, and similarities and differences occurring across and within groups categorized based on race/ethnicity, are essential if adequate interventions are to be developed and utilized. This article provides suggestions on conducting better studies on family violence in the United States, particularly with respect to issues of race/ethnicity. The authors begin by considering conceptions and definitions of "race/ethnicity" and providing a broad definition of "family violence". They then suggest issues for consideration at each stage of the research process, from reviewing previous research, to making methodological decisions, selecting samples, choosing measures, and analyzing and interpreting findings. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States