Frequency and Types of Partner Violence Among Mexican American College Women
OBJECTIVE AND PARTICIPANTS: The authors studied the prevalence of partner violence, by type, among Mexican American college women aged 18 to 35 years (N = 149; response rate = 85%).
RESULTS: Twelve percent of women who reported a dating partner in the past year were physically or sexually assaulted, 12.1% were stalked, and 9.1% scored as psychologically abused. Among those experiencing partner violence, almost half experienced stalking and 89% reported psychological abuse. Few women (25%) who experienced physical violence believed violence was a problem in their relationship.
CONCLUSIONS: Partner violence was prevalent in this population, and participants experienced many forms of violence. Because few women experiencing physical violence report that violence is a problem in their relationship, interventions must address perceptions of violence and its impact on women's mental and physical health in college populations.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Coker, Ann L.; Sanderson, Maureen; Cantu, Ethel; Huerta, Debbie; and Fadden, Mary Kay, "Frequency and Types of Partner Violence Among Mexican American College Women" (2008). CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles. 302.