U.S.-born compared to non-U.S.-born abused women: analysis of baseline data. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • It is evident from recent studies that a woman's citizenship status does not exempt her from exposure to partner violence. The purpose of this article was to examine if social support, self-efficacy, and marginalization of abused women differ based on U.S. born compared to non-U.S. born with and without documentation. The findings suggest that women who were born in the United States had significantly higher self-efficacy scores compared to non-U.S.-born women without documents. There were no significant differences in social support among abused women who are U.S. born compared to non-U.S. born with and without documentation. In addition, women who were not born in the United States and did not have documents had higher marginalization.

published proceedings

  • Hisp Health Care Int

author list (cited authors)

  • Montalvo-Liendo, N., Koci, A., McFarlane, J., Gilroy, H., & Maddoux, J.

complete list of authors

  • Montalvo-Liendo, Nora||Koci, Anne||McFarlane, Judith||Gilroy, Heidi||Maddoux, John

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM