Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Intimate Partner Violence and Immigration in the United States: A Systematic Review.

Authors
  • Morrison, Abigail M1
  • Campbell, Julia K1
  • Sharpless, Laurel1
  • Martin, Sandra L1
  • 1 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Trauma Violence & Abuse
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2024
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
846–861
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/15248380231165690
PMID: 37078533
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This systematic review sought to describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization among immigrants in the United States (U.S.) and the prevalence of IPV perpetration among immigrants in the U.S. PsycInfo, PubMed, Global Health and Scopus databases were searched for peer-reviewed literature that quantitatively examined IPV in relation to immigration. Twenty-four articles were included in the final review. Past-year IPV victimization rates among immigrants ranged from 3.8% to 46.9% and lifetime IPV victimization rates ranged from 13.9% to 93%; past-year IPV perpetration rates ranged from 3.0% to 24.8% and the one lifetime IPV perpetration rate was 12.8%. Estimates varied widely by country of origin, type of violence measured, and measure used to quantify IPV. Reliance on small convenience samples is problematic when trying to determine the true prevalence of IPV among immigrants. Epidemiological research is needed to improve the accuracy and representativeness of findings.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times