Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women In Men of South Asian

There is a correspondence between gender role attitudes and violence against women. The gender role attitudes completely mediated the association between acculturation and attitudes towards violence against women. Here, lower acculturation is only related to higher acceptance of wife assault because lower levels of acculturation are related to more restrictive and conservative beliefs about the roles of men and women.

This study tried to investigate South Asian men’s attitudes toward violence against women. In the current study, we proposed that acculturation and attitudes towards violence against women were related through the mediation of gender role attitudes.


Bhanot, S., & Senn, C. Y. (2007). Attitudes towards violence against women in men of South Asian ancestry: Are acculturation and gender role attitudes important factors?. Journal of Family Violence22(1), 25-31.

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