Characteristics and Risk Factors of Chinese Immigrant Intimate Partner Violence Victims

Kim, Chunrye and Hung-En Sung (2016). Characteristics and Risk Factors of Chinese Immigrant Intimate Partner Violence Victims in New York City and the Role of Supportive Social Networks. The Family Journal, 24(1): 60-69. This study identified the characteristics and risk factors of Chinese immigrant intimate partner violence (IPV) victims and their offenders through a case study of 189 IPV victims who sought help from a Chinese community organization in Queens, New York City called “Garden of Hope.” A descriptive analysis was conducted on socioeconomic status (SES), support network as well as history of substance abuse problems and childhood abuse. A…

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

Kim, 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…

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Investigating Differences in How the News Media Views Homosexuality Across Nations

Adamczyk, Amy, Chunrye Kim and Lauren Paradis (2015). Investigating Differences in How the News Media Views Homosexuality Across Nations: An Analysis of the United States, South Africa, and Uganda. Sociological Forum, 30(4): 1038-1058. While there is a wealth of information about the extent to which people across the world disapprove of homosexuality, we know a lot less about the lenses through which they view same-sex relations. The aim of this study is to understand better how homosexuality is framed in the public press, and how religion and economic development may combine to shape this discourse. Through an analysis of almost…

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