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Ethnocultural Influences on Women’s Experience of and Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

Show simple item record Mechanic, Mindy Ahrens, Courtney 2019-04-03T21:29:46Z 2019-04-03T21:29:46Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Mechanic, Mindy; Ahrens, Courtney. (2019). Ethnocultural Influences on Women’s Experience of and Responses to Intimate Partner Violence. NCJ 252626, California State University at Fullerton and California State University at Long Beach, 18 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 252626
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the ways in which cultural beliefs and contexts serve as a lens through which European-American, Mexican-American, Korean-American, and Vietnamese-American women experience and respond to intimate partner violence (IPV)...Overall, the findings showed few ethnic differences in women’s experiences of abuse or mental health outcomes linked with abuse. Vietnamese-American survivors were less likely to be represented in the “Widespread Violence” group and were less likely to describe physical violence in the qualitative interviews; however, caution should be used in interpreting this finding due to the low sample size and convenience sampling method of recruitment. It is possible that the Vietnamese-American survivors in the sample were less likely to disclose to the criminal justice system and cited more barriers to leaving because the abuse they were experiencing was less severe, not because of Vietnamese cultural values. Future research with Vietnamese-American survivors who are experiencing a wider range of abusive experiences is needed before final conclusions about ethnic differences can be made. Future research that uses more rigorous sampling techniques is needed before true ethnic comparisons of abuse prevalence can be made. In the current study, community-based recruitment procedures were used to recruit women from the four target ethnicities. Screening required that respondents were afraid of their partners or had experienced physical or sexual abuse from an intimate partner in the past 5 years. Other recruitment procedures invited women to participate in an online survey about relationship conflicts. A $20 gift certificate was provided for participation. A total of 123 participants completed an interview. Service providers who interact with IPV survivors in their work were also recruited to participate in focus groups about barriers and solutions for working with survivors from each of the ethnic groups. (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Focus Group en_US
dc.subject Ethnicity en_US
dc.subject Culturally Specific en_US
dc.subject Victim Needs en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Victim Voice en_US
dc.subject Victim Perspectives en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Co-occurring Abuse en_US
dc.subject Co-occurrence en_US
dc.subject Polyvictimization en_US
dc.subject Poly-victimization en_US
dc.subject Ethnocultural Beliefs en_US
dc.subject Physical Health en_US
dc.subject Physical Consequences en_US
dc.subject Survivors en_US
dc.subject Decision-making en_US
dc.subject Help Seeking en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Leaving en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Partner Abuse en_US
dc.subject Responses to Victimization en_US
dc.subject Safety Plan en_US
dc.subject Effectiveness en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Disclosure en_US
dc.subject Cultural Competency en_US
dc.subject Criminal Justice en_US
dc.subject Emotional Support en_US
dc.subject Resource Needs en_US
dc.subject Recovery en_US
dc.title Ethnocultural Influences on Women’s Experience of and Responses to Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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