Intimate Partner Violence Among Hispanic/Latinx and White College Students

Soonok An, Ga Young Choi, Sung Hyun Yun, Y. Joon Choi, Esther Son, Hyunkag Cho, Vanessa C. Gharbi, Seunghye Hong

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Abstract

Hispanic/Latinx individuals disproportionately experience intimate partner violence (IPV) compared to their non-Hispanic/Latinx counterparts, and little is known about IPV among college-aged Hispanic/Latinx students. This study examines the rates of IPV victimization and perpetration and their correlates among Hispanic/Latinx and non-Hispanic White college students by analyzing cross-sectional survey data of 3,397 Hispanic/Latinx and White college students enrolled in seven universities. Compared to their White counterparts, Hispanic/Latinx students reported higher rates of IPV victimization and perpetration. Age, gender, drug use, and adverse childhood experience were associated with both IPV victimization and perpetration, while ethnicity was only associated with IPV perpetration. This study’s findings highlight the urgent need for more culturally sensitive IPV prevention services and responses to support Hispanic/Latinx college students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-535
Number of pages23
JournalViolence and Victims
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2023

Keywords

  • Hispanic
  • Latinx
  • college students
  • dating violence
  • health disparity
  • intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Law
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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