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NCJ Number: 158203 Find in a Library
Title: Control, Coping, and Victimization in Dating Relationships
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:43-54
Author(s): K T Pape; I Arias
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Two studies determined whether victims of relationship violence evaluated and coped with violent relationship events differently than with nonviolent, negative relationship events, and whether they evaluated and coped with nonviolent, negative relationship events differently than nonvictims.
Abstract: The subjects included 48 female undergraduates who were victims of relationship violence and 74 female nonvictims. The results showed that the victims of violent relationships did not, in general, experience higher levels of distress than nonvictims. While victims increased their use of problem- and emotion-focused coping strategies when experiencing distress, their appraisals of control over the violence did not influence their choice of coping strategies. Victims were likely to cope with nonviolent, negative relationship events in much the same way as they coped with violent relationship events, while nonvictims were more likely to appraise a stressful relationship event as controllable and increase their use of emotion-focused coping strategies. 4 tables, 1 note, and 32 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Dating Violence; Juveniles; Statistics
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