Title

Bring the subjective back in : resource and husband-to-wife physical assault among Chinese couples in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Violence Against Women

Publication Date

12-1-2014

Volume

20

Issue

12

First Page

1428

Last Page

1446

Keywords

Chinese society, resource theory, spousal violence, subjective indicators

Abstract

Resource theory constitutes important explanations of spousal violence in culturally diverse societies. This article extends the theory by adding several subjective indicators: husband's financial strain and the couple's appraisal of each other's financial and nonfinancial contributions to family. We examined the role of these subjective dimensions of resource in spousal violence against the backdrop of other predictors, including the husband's absolute socioeconomic resources, the wife's economic dependence, and relative resource differences between the husband and wife. The findings not only partly support absolute and relative resource theories but also suggest the salient role of subjective indicators of resources on husband-to-wife physical assault.

DOI

10.1177/1077801214558950

Print ISSN

10778012

E-ISSN

15528448

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Choi, S. Y.-P., Cheung, A. K.-L., Cheung, Y.-W., & David, Roman (2014). Bring the subjective back in: Resource and husband-to-wife physical assault among Chinese couples in Hong Kong. Violence Against Women, 20(12), 1428-1446. doi: 10.1177/1077801214558950