KUMAGAI Fumie (2007.8) Family Violence and Conflict in Japan over the Life Course. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.
- KUMAGAI Fumie
- Family Violence and Conflict in Japan over the Life Course
- Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association
- The current study highlighted a new way to look at violence in the Japanese family over the entire life course. Using the national sample of NFRJ-03 data, family conflict in Japan as a whole was studied, and the cycle of violence thesis was validated. That is, victims of family violence are not necessarily only women; men are also susceptible to victimization. Based on the field theory framework, we postulated the hypothesis: Japanese people living in intact marriages with children who have high levels of both extrinsic and intrinsic resources are less likely to demonstrate a high level of family conflict. Multiple regression analyses revealed two major findings. First, extrinsic resources (such as coresidence with mother-in-law and unemployment) increase the level of family conflict significantly. Second, intrinsic resources (such as distress and dissatisfaction with life in general) have a significantly negative impact on family conflict. Therefore, in future studies, it is necessary to explore other extrinsic factors that might explain family conflict in Japan more effectively
Created: 2012-02-20. Updated: 2012-03-28.