Intimate Partner Violence within the Chinese Community in San Francisco: Problem Gambling as a Risk Factor

  title={Intimate Partner Violence within the Chinese Community in San Francisco: Problem Gambling as a Risk Factor},
  author={M. S. Liao},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  • M. S. Liao
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Family Violence
A total of 31 Chinese community members (8 males and 23 females) were recruited from three social service agencies in San Francisco (Donaldina Cameron House, Richmond Area Multi-Services, and St. Mary’s Chinese Center) to participate in a study examining the relationship between problem gambling and intimate partner violence (IPV). A survey approach was taken which assessed the participants’ demographic characteristics including age, gender, country of birth, and employment, as well as factors… Expand

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