A comparative study of intimate partner violence among U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanic women
The purpose of this study was to examine the factors and prevalence rates associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) victimizations by nativity status among Hispanic women.
Data were pooled and analyzed from the 2010 to 2020 National Crime Victimization Survey. A total of 4309 Hispanic women who responded to the citizenship question were included in the final sample.
IPV victimization was associated with nativity status for Hispanic women, and IPV prevalence was higher among U.S.-born Hispanic women than foreign-born Hispanic women. The factors of geographic region, relationship status, education level, occupation status, and substance abuse were associated with IPV victimization.
These findings have implications for positively impacting culturally competent preventative programs and interventions to reduce IPV victimizations for Hispanic women.
Espinoza, Luis Enrique, Espinoza, Lucas Enrique, Talleff, Jennifer L., Resendiz, Rosalva, Zavala, Leticia Nevarez, and Anangwe, Kathleen Ayako. 2022. “ A comparative study of intimate partner violence among U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanic women.” Social Science Quarterly. 103: 833– 844. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.13175
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