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Conference Paper: Unraveling the In-law conflict and its association with intimate partner violence in Chinese culture: narrative accounts of Chinese battered women

TitleUnraveling the In-law conflict and its association with intimate partner violence in Chinese culture: narrative accounts of Chinese battered women
Authors
KeywordsIn-law conflict
Intimate partner violence
Chinese culture
Family dynamics
Issue Date2010
PublisherUniversity of Toronto * Department of Sociology
Citation
The 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, 10-14 June 2010. In Women's Health and Urban Life, 2010, v. 9 n. 1, p. 72-92 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper analyzes in-law conflict and disagreements experienced by Chinese battered women, and investigates their association with intimate partner violence (IPV). Conflict between a daughter- and mother-in-law seems to be a common phenomenon in Chinese families. Twenty-two Chinese women aged from 25 to 69 (M=41) who had experienced in-law conflict were interviewed in a refuge for battered women in Hong Kong. While most of the women experienced conflict with their mother-in-law, some interviewees were also abused by their sisters-in-law. Additionally, one case involved a daughter and father-in-law conflict and another case encompassed a son-and mother-in-law conflict. From their experiences, some important aspects of conflict and disagreement between parents- and children-in-law were identified, including disputes over financial matters, conflicting lifestyles, battles over children, differences in gender role expectations and being a scapegoat of the husband. Using the analysis of narrative accounts of Chinese battered women, the effects of perceived Chinese culture and family dynamics on in-law conflict are studied. Implications of the study for prevention of, and intervention in, domestic violence, as well as future studies of IPV, are addressed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134572
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dc.contributor.authorChoi, AWMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, EKLen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrownridge, DAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T09:30:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-17T09:30:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, 10-14 June 2010. In Women's Health and Urban Life, 2010, v. 9 n. 1, p. 72-92en_US
dc.identifier.issn1499-0369-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134572-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes in-law conflict and disagreements experienced by Chinese battered women, and investigates their association with intimate partner violence (IPV). Conflict between a daughter- and mother-in-law seems to be a common phenomenon in Chinese families. Twenty-two Chinese women aged from 25 to 69 (M=41) who had experienced in-law conflict were interviewed in a refuge for battered women in Hong Kong. While most of the women experienced conflict with their mother-in-law, some interviewees were also abused by their sisters-in-law. Additionally, one case involved a daughter and father-in-law conflict and another case encompassed a son-and mother-in-law conflict. From their experiences, some important aspects of conflict and disagreement between parents- and children-in-law were identified, including disputes over financial matters, conflicting lifestyles, battles over children, differences in gender role expectations and being a scapegoat of the husband. Using the analysis of narrative accounts of Chinese battered women, the effects of perceived Chinese culture and family dynamics on in-law conflict are studied. Implications of the study for prevention of, and intervention in, domestic violence, as well as future studies of IPV, are addressed.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Toronto * Department of Sociology-
dc.relation.ispartofJoint World Conference on Social Work and Social Developmenten_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectIn-law conflict-
dc.subjectIntimate partner violence-
dc.subjectChinese culture-
dc.subjectFamily dynamics-
dc.titleUnraveling the In-law conflict and its association with intimate partner violence in Chinese culture: narrative accounts of Chinese battered womenen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChoi, AWM: annawmc@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, EKL: eklchan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChoi, AWM=rp01625en_US
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dc.publisher.placeCanada-

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