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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), 2-8. Language: English

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 women.

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. Language: English

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).

Jasinski, J.L. (1998). The Role of Acculturation in Wife Assault. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 20(2), 175-191. Language: English

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).