Domestic Violence among Vietnamese Wives in South Korea: A Comparison of Women with and without In-Law Abuse
Suyeon Park, Ph.D.

The purpose of this study is to investigate key differences between battered wives with and without a history of abuse from in-laws. Specifically, unique circumstances differentiating women who are and who are not abused by in-laws are examined. Using research procedures guided by grounded theory methodology, from the study focused on 22 Vietnamese women who married Korean men, three differences are identified. Women with a history of abuse from in-laws shared common residences with their in-laws, had Korean families with more traditional expectations about family roles, and identified conflict with their mothers-in-law and talking back to them as the main reasons for abuse by their husbands.

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