The Chinese concept of face and violence against women

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The study examines the Chinese face embedded in marital violence. Results from the analysis of male batterers showed that the stronger the face-orientation, the greater the masculine gender role stress and thus the greater the likelihood of using violence against a female partner.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese culture
  • Face-sensitive intervention
  • Gender role stress
  • Male batterer
  • Risk factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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