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ERIC Number: EJ742466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
The Prevalence and Characteristics of Intimate Partner Violence in a Community Study of Chinese American Women
Hicks, Madelyn Hsiao-Rei
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v21 n10 p1249-1269 2006
A community probability-sampled survey was done of 181 Chinese American women to investigate the prevalence and nature of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Chinese Americans. Of participants, 42% knew a Chinese woman who had experienced IPV. Also, 14% had experienced IPV themselves in their lifetime (8% severe and 6% minor), 3% in the previous year, and 2% currently. In Chinese American women who were ever married, the lifetime prevalence of IPV was 17%. IPV resulted in physical injuries for 31% of women and affected their work and education. Exploratory analysis suggests that relationship problems and partner's alcohol use may be risk factors for IPV in this group. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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