DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STUDY IN A SAMPLE OF LATINO WOMEN LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES

  • María José Zarza González
  • María Xesús Froján Parga
Keywords: family violence, abuse, latino women, psychology

Abstract

This article focus on the study of domestic violence within a sample of heterosexual Latino women (N=46) married for at least 6 months. The study includes: Demographic factors; attitudes toward women; violence against their male partners and children; and a history of violence and family instability in subjects’ childhood. Results show a pattern of interactive violence between both male and female partners as well as an association between both parents’ violence against their children, in what seems to be in males a learnt behavior from childhood. In addition, this study stresses the need of further psychological studies on domestic and family violence to complement the predominant sociological theories.

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Author Biographies

María José Zarza González
Womanspace Inc. New Jersey EE.UU.
María Xesús Froján Parga
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid España
How to Cite
Zarza González, M. J., & Froján Parga, M. X. (1). DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STUDY IN A SAMPLE OF LATINO WOMEN LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 21(1), 18-26. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/27081
Section
Violencia de género, familiar y escolar