J.L. (1998). The Role of Acculturation in Wife Assault. Hispanic
Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 20(2), (pp.175-191).
research has demonstrated that Hispanic Americans as a group exhibit
some of the highest rates of violent behavior toward their spouses.
Evidence exists, however, that suggests that these rates vary by Hispanic
group identification (e.g., Puerto Rican, Mexican, Mexican American,
Cuban). This study used the 1992 National Alcohol and Family Violence
Survey, a national sample of 1,970 persons, to examine the role of acculturation
in both minor and severe wife assault as well as the impact of using
different indicators of acculturation. Generational status was the only
measure of acculturation that consistently predicted wife assaults;
however, ethnic-group differences remained after controlling for differences
in acculturation level. ((c) 1998 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved).
J.L. (1997). Ethnic Adaptations to Occupational Strain: Work-related
Stress, Drinking, and Wife Assault among Anglo and Hispanic Husbands.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 12(6), (pp.814-831).
research has established that both work stress and drinking are associated
with increased risks for wife assaults. However, prior studies have
not considered whether these relationships vary by ethnicity. This study
used data from the 1992 National Alcohol and Family Violence Survey,
a national household survey of 1,970 families including an oversample
of Hispanic families, to examine relationships among several types of
stressors associated with the workplace, heavy drinking, and wife assaults.
The results show that Anglo and Hispanic husbands each experienced different
types of work stress. In addition, Anglo and Hispanic husbands coped
with those stressors differently. Among Hispanic husbands, all work
stressors examined were associated with increased levels of both drinking
and violence. In contrast, those same work stressors were associated
with elevated levels of drinking, but not violence, among Anglos. ((c)
1998 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved).