Attitudes toward domestic violence and corporal punishment among former Soviet Union immigrants in Israel

Guy Enosh, Elazar Leshem, Eli Buchbinder

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Abstract

The study regards attitudes of Russian immigrants in Israel toward wife abuse and corporal punishment. The sample consisted of 1,028 participants, based on a multistage cluster sampling. The study used a questionnaire related to immigration, acculturation, and attitudinal issues. The findings indicate a dual-causal model, in which corporal punishment attitudes contribute to wife abuse attitudes and vice versa. However, the effect of attitudes supporting corporal punishment was stronger than the effect of wife abuse attitudes, indicating that the attitudinal system as a precursor of violent behavior is already merging the two types of violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1326-1342
Number of pages17
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • attitudes
  • immigration
  • physical punishment
  • wife abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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