Exploring Mexican-origin intimate partner abuse survivors' help-seeking within their sociocultural contexts.

@article{Brabeck2009ExploringMI,
  title={Exploring Mexican-origin intimate partner abuse survivors' help-seeking within their sociocultural contexts.},
  author={Kalina M Brabeck and M. C. Ma. Dolores A. Rodriguez Guzman},
  journal={Violence and victims},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={817-32}
}
Women's responses to partner abuse are shaped by their particular sociocultural contexts. In this study, quantitative data were collected from 75 Mexican-origin women who survived intimate partner abuse, to identify variables associated with help-seeking to survive relationship abuse. Help-seeking was defined as use of formal (e.g., shelter) and informal (e.g., family) sources. Variables included two cultural variables: machismo (i.e., adherence to traditional gender roles) and familismo (i.e… CONTINUE READING

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