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NCJ Number: 148360 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Specific Battering Experiences on the Self-Esteem of Abused Women
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1994)  Pages:35- 45
Author(s): R J Aguilar; N N Nightingale
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 11
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To examine self-esteem of battered and nonbattered women, and to determine if specific battering experiences were more directly related to low self-esteem than others, researchers administered a questionnaire to an experimental group of 48 battered women and a control group of 48 nonbattered women.
Abstract: The results confirmed previous research showing that battered women have lower self-esteem than nonbattered women. Analyses identified four clusters of battering experiences: sexual/emotional abuse, physical abuse, emotional/controlling abuse, and miscellaneous abuse. Emotional/controlling abuse was the only type directly related to lower self-esteem; this type of abuse may contribute to the difficulty some battered women have in terminating their abusive relationships. 3 tables and 12 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Criminology; Psychological victimization effects; Self concept; Statistics
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