Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Within Asian Indian American Communities
Research suggests that Asian Indian Americans (AIA) report a 38-94% risk for lifetime experiences of violence. Literature on rates for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has reported that Asian American minorities have a significantly greater odds of experiencing IPV compared with other racial and ethnic groups. Westernized education and prevention programs for minority and immigrant victims of IPV may not be effective as they do not account for cultural differences. Considering the severity of this health issue, the goal of this research is to address perceptions of IPV within AIA communities. Using survey data collected from AIA communities, the current study will establish the relationship between IPV and social status factors, gender roles, and acculturation.
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