Men of Mexican Origin Who Abuse Women: A Qualitative Study. Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Current literature indicates that intimate partner violence is a complex phenomenon that exists worldwide. PURPOSE: However, little is known about why some men of Mexican origin abuse women. This descriptive study was conducted to understand the experiences of men of Mexican origin who abuse their intimate partners. METHOD: A qualitative research design was used to conduct this study in a south Texas border community adjacent to the United States-Mexico border. RESULTS: This study builds on existing research and furthers the knowledge related to the factors contributing to intimate partner violence, including cultural factors. The results also reinforce the negative impacts of intimate partner violence on children and the family structure. DISCUSSION: Further research is needed to support the development of a culturally appropriate prevention and intervention program for men of Mexican origin who abuse women and their families.

published proceedings

  • J Transcult Nurs

altmetric score

  • 7.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Montalvo-Liendo, N., Matthews, D. W., Gilroy, H., Nava, A., & Gangialla, C

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Montalvo-Liendo, Nora||Matthews, Debra W||Gilroy, Heidi||Nava, Angeles||Gangialla, Christyn

publication date

  • September 2018