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A Qualitative Study of Arab-American Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence in Dearborn, Michigan.

Authors
  • Khan, Angubeen G1
  • Eid, Neda2
  • Baddah, Lama3
  • Elabed, Layla4
  • Makki, Mona4
  • Tariq, Madiha4
  • King, Elizabeth J5
  • Kusunoki, Yasamin6, 7
  • 1 Department of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, 25808University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 2 Bouvé College of Health Sciences, 50919Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 3 1259University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
  • 4 400234ACCESS Community Health & Research Center, Dearborn, MI, USA.
  • 5 Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, 51331University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
  • 6 Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, 16121University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
  • 7 Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Violence against women
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2022
Volume
28
Issue
10
Pages
2286–2311
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/10778012211032696
PMID: 34636717
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Few studies explore how intimate partner violence (IPV) affects Arab Americans. Through focus groups with stakeholders from an Arab-centered health organization and semistructured interviews with Arab-American female clients (18-65 years), we explore how IPV affects Arab-American women and factors that impede and facilitate their access to support services. We find that IPV is a critical concern among Arab Americans and that generational status, educational attainment, and support from family, friends, or religious leaders were perceived to influence access to IPV support services. This study has implications for developing culturally sensitive IPV interventions for Arab-American women.

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