Korean immigrants rely heavily on their respective churches for assistance with domestic violence. Yet, Korean clergy’s responses to domestic violence are unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine factors that influence Korean clergy’s responses to domestic violence in their congregations. Results showed that clergy’s Korean cultural values, age, and length of residence in the United States influence their responses to domestic violence. Developing a collaborative working relationship between Korean clergy and domestic violence advocates, as well as providing training to Korean clergy targeting their knowledge, beliefs/attitudes, and skills is critical for promoting safety of battered Korean immigrant women.
Determinants of Clergy Behaviors Promoting Safety of Battered Korean Immigrant Women (2015)