Birthplace, Culture, Self-Esteem, and Intimate Partner Violence Among Community-Dwelling Hispanic Women

Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, Amber L. Vermeesch, Aubrey L. Florom-Smith, Brian E. McCabe, Nilda P. Peragallo

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The purpose of this study was to explore variations in demographics, culture, self-esteem, and intimate partner violence among Hispanic women according to birthplace, and to identify factors associated with these differences in intimate partner violence (IPV). Baseline data from a randomized control trial testing the efficacy of an HIV prevention program were used. Path analyses identified differences in IPV between Colombian women and women from other Central/South American countries. Self-esteem was the only factor associated with these differences. Interventions addressing the unique needs of Hispanic women from different subgroups are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-23
Number of pages18
JournalViolence against Women
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013



  • culture
  • Hispanics
  • intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science

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