The relationship of acculturation and social integration to assaults on intimate partners among mexican American and non-mexican white students

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Abstract

This study examined the role that Mexican ethnicity, acculturation into Anglo American society, and social integration play in intimate partner violence among a sample of 348 college students. The results indicated that Mexican American ethnicity and acculturation into Anglo American society by Mexican American college students had no relation to intimate partner violence. However, integration into society was associated with a decreased probability of severely assaulting a partner among both Mexican Americans and Non-Mexican Whites. The results support a control theory perspective (social integration) on intimate partner violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-542
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Ethnicity
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Mexican American
  • Social integration

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