Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Male Latino batterers: A qualitative study on their experiences with domestic violence and their mental state
by Aguirre, Juan, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 68; 1466179
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study explored the experiences and perceptions of Latino males who have been involved in domestic violence situations. The study explores Latino males' exposure to domestic violence as children, personal/family mental health history and participation in domestic violence treatment programs.

The study reveals experiences with domestic violence Latino males encountered as children and how these experiences have impacted their current level of functioning. The study sampled 15 Latino male perpetrators from 2 community agencies in Los Angeles California. All participants were between the ages of 25 and 50.

The study found that Latino male perpetrators had witnessed domestic violence as children. All participants had also experienced domestic violence with intimate partner and have currently ended their relationships with intimate partner as result of the domestic violence abuse. All participants were mandated by court to attend domestic violence treatment services.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies, Public policy, Hispanic American studies
Publication Number: 1466179
ISBN: 978-1-109-16798-6
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