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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 237130     Find in a Library
Title: Partner's Stake in Conformity and Abused Wives' Psychological Trauma
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Alfred DeMaris ; Catherine Kaukinen
  Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:23  Issue:10  Dated:October 2008  Pages:1323 to 1342
Date Published: 10/2008
Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This study examines the manner in which help-seeking buffers the impact of intimate assault on women’s psychological trauma.
Abstract: This study investigates the potential buffering effect of help-seeking in the association between intimate partner assault and women's psychological trauma, and how this, in turn, may depend on the partner's stake in conformity. The sample consists of 374 women reporting the experience of domestic violence from a current intimate partner, drawn from the larger survey Violence and Threats of Violence Against Women and Men in the United States, 1994-1996. Help-seeking did not appear to buffer the impact of assault severity, contrary to expectation. However, the partner's stake in conformity did condition the effect of his or her having been arrested. Victims had higher levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when police arrested partners of average or below-average stake in conformity. But victims of partners characterized by higher than average stake in conformity did not show elevated PTSD due to their partners having been arrested. On the other hand, PTSD was higher among women experiencing more emotional abuse from the partner. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Abused women
Index Term(s): Psychological stress evaluator ; Psychological research ; Domestic assault ; Psychological victimization effects ; Post-trauma stress disorder
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2002-WG-BX-0005
Publisher URL: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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