The Effects of Acculturation on Intimate Partner Violence Among Chinese Immigrants in New York City

cover_familyviolenceKim, Chunrye and Hung-En Sung (2015). The Effects of Acculturation on Intimate Partner Violence Among Chinese Immigrants in New York City. Journal of Family Violence, 1-12.

Little research has examined the role of acculturation in the determination of intimate partner violence (IPV) among Chinese immigrants in the United States. Data on 166 IPV Chinese immigrant couples obtained from a Chinese American community organization were analyzed for this study. Findings show that the level of acculturation and socioeconomic status were associated with severity, frequency, length, and type of abuse committed by Chinese immigrant men although not all factors played an equally important role in explaining IPV. Certain Chinese immigrant victim characteristics, such as having social networks, were also related to the experience of IPV.