Author's Last Name
Neff, J.A., Holamon, B., & Schluter, T.D. (1995). "Spousal Violence
among Anglos, Blacks, and Mexican Americans: The Role of Demographic Variables,
Psychosocial Predictors, and Alcohol Consumption." Journal of
Family Violence, 10(1), 1-21.
Racial and ethnic differences in the prevalence and correlates of self-reported
spousal violence in a community sample of Anglo, Black, and Mexican
American adults are examined. Females, the formerly married and Black
females in particular (up to 60% of formerly married) were most likely
to report being beaten by and beating a spouse. Multivariate analyses
controlling for demographic variables, financial stress, social desirability,
sex role traditionalism and drinking quantity (and spouse's drinking
among the currently married) did not eliminate the greater likelihood
of reports of both beating and being beaten among married Black females.
There was little consistent evidence to suggest greater propensity among
Mexican American than Anglo respondents. The findings raise questions
about simplistic socioeconomic status or financial stress explanations
of observed racial/ethnic differences in spousal violence. Further,
curvilinear effects of alcohol quantity and spouse drinking upon reported
violence question simple "disinhibition" arguments and suggest
the need for data regarding couple dynamics.
Nieves-Rosa, L. E., Carballo-Diéguez, A., & Dolezal, C. (2000).
"Domestic abuse and HIV-Risk behavior in Latin American men who have
sex with men in New York City." Journal of Gay & Lesbian
Social Services, 11(1), 77-90.
The results of this study, conducted with 273 Latin American men who
have sex with men living in the New York metro area, show that 54% of
the men reported having experienced domestic abuse at least once in
their relationships. Up to 12% of these men had been forced to have
receptive anal sex without condoms by one of their partners since 1981.
33% of respondents reported having experienced verbal and psychological
abuse, and 35% reported physical (but not sexual) abuse perpetrated
by one of their partners. Correlations were found between physical and
sexual victimization and practicing receptive anal sex without condoms.
Strong relations were also found between childhood sexual abuse, using
recreational drugs, low self-esteem and self-worth and domestic abuse
in intimate adult relationships.
Domestic Violence Hotline:
The New York State Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline: