Partner violence against Korean immigrant women.

  • Kim E
  • Tyson S
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The purpose of this review article is to explore the phenomenon of partner violence against Korean immigrant women in the United States by using an ecological model. Analysis of the macrosystem (Korean cultural factors), exosystem (immigration stress), and microsystem (marital power dynamic, family role transitions) factors and personal history and characteristics of Korean male batterers (alcohol use and avoidant attachment style) are examined. The health impact of partner violence in family members and recommendations to decrease the violence are discussed.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Asian Americans/px [Psychology]
  • *Emigrants and Immigrants/px [Psychology]
  • *Spouse Abuse/eh [Ethnology]
  • Battered Women/px [Psychology]
  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychological/eh [Ethnology]
  • Psychological/px [Psychology]
  • Republic of Korea/eh [Ethnology]
  • Risk Factors
  • Spouse Abuse/px [Psychology]
  • Spouse Abuse/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data]
  • Stress
  • United States

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  • Eun Jung Kim

  • Sheryl Y Tyson

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