Birthplace, culture, self-esteem, and intimate partner violence among community-dwelling Hispanic women.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study was to explore variations in demographics, culture, self-esteem, and intimate partner violence among Hispanic women according to birthplace, and to identify factors associated with these differences in intimate partner violence (IPV). Baseline data from a randomized control trial testing the efficacy of an HIV prevention program were used. Path analyses identified differences in IPV between Colombian women and women from other Central/South American countries. Self-esteem was the only factor associated with these differences. Interventions addressing the unique needs of Hispanic women from different subgroups are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez-Guarda, RM; Vermeesch, AL; Florom-Smith, AL; McCabe, BE; Peragallo, NP

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 6 - 23

PubMed ID

  • 23363655

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3584196

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-8448

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1077-8012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1077801212475336


  • eng