College Students’ Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: A Comparative Study of Japan, China, and the United States
AbstractAn investigation of cross-cultural differences between the United States, Japan, and China in perceptions of male to female intimate partner violence, and in the extent to which gender and traditional attitudes toward women related to these perceptions. College students (n = 943) read two fictitious scenarios describing marital and dating violence. MANOVA results showed gender differences in the perceptions of violence between the three countries. Male participants had more traditional attitudes toward women and placed more blame on female victims. The magnitude of the difference between women’s and men’s scores was much smaller for Japanese students than for American and Chinese students. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses demonstrated that the effects of respondent gender were reduced when traditional attitudes toward women were taken into account. Differences in beliefs about appropriate gender roles still exist among college students in these countries and may be related to socially tolerant attitudes toward violence against women.
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Nguyen, T. T., Morinaga, Y., Frieze, I. H., Cheng, J., Li, M., Doi, A., Hirai, T., Joo, E., & Li, C. (2013). College Students’ Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: A Comparative Study of Japan, China, and the United States. International Journal of Conflict and Violence (IJCV), 7(2), 261–273. https://doi.org/10.4119/ijcv-3023
Focus: Intimate Partner Violence
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