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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 241204     Find in a Library
Title: Family Support and Mental Health in Pregnant Women Experiencing Interpersonal Partner Violence: An Analysis of Ethnic Differences
Author(s): Shallimar M. Jones ; G. Anne Bogat ; William S. Davidson II ; Alexander von Eye ; Alytia Levendosky
  Journal: American Journal of Community Psychology  Volume:36  Issue:1/2  Dated:September 2005  Pages:97 to 108
Date Published: 09/2005
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This study investigated the relationship between the existence of family support and psychological well-being in pregnant women experiencing interpersonal partner violence, and whether the relationship was affected by race.
Abstract: Findings from this study on the relationship between family support and psychological well-being in pregnant women who were victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) include the following: Black women had significantly more emotional and practical support than White women, while frequent contact with family members was the same for both groups of women; no significant differences on severity of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were found between either group of women; and depression, anxiety, and self-esteem were each significantly correlated with family emotional support, while self-esteem and depression were each significantly correlated with practical support. The primary objective of this study was to determine the relationship between the existence of family support and psychological well-being in pregnant women experiencing IPV and whether the relationship was different for Black and White women. Data for the study were obtained from a sample (n=110) of women experiencing IPV. Study participants completed the Severity of Violence Against Women Scales, the Beck Depression Inventory, The PTSD Scale for Battered Women, the Brief Symptom Inventory – Anxiety, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the Norbeck Social Support Scale. Analyses of the completed questionnaires indicate that ethnicity plays a role in relationship between family support and psychological well-being among abused pregnant women. Study limitations are discussed. Tables, figure, and references
Main Term(s): Abused women
Index Term(s): Battered wives ; Domestic assault ; Family support ; Battered woman syndrome ; Domestic violence causes ; Family structure ; Pregnant women ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Ethnicity
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Grant Number: 8-7958-MI-IJ;R01/CCR518519-03-1
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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