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Jang, D., Lee, D., & Morello-Frosch, R. (1991). Domestic violence
in the immigrant and refugee community: Responding to the needs of immigrant
women. Response to the Victimization of Women and Children, 13(4),
The authors cite the findings of a survey conducted by the Immigrant
Women’s Task Force of the Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee
Rights and Services in the San Francisco Bay area that indicate that
34% of Latina participants reported experiencing some type of domestic
violence. Jang and her colleagues provide an interesting analysis of
the nature of domestic violence in immigrant and refugee communities
and call for an increased level of communication and participation among
service provides and legal experts in order to create a responsive advocacy
and service network that can address the complex challenges of immigrant
Jasinski, J.L. (1998). The Role of Acculturation in Wife Assault.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 20(2), 175-191.
Existing 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).
Jasinski, 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), 814-831.
Previous 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).
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