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NCJ Number: 220020 Find in a Library
Title: Coping Among Victims of Relationship Abuse: A Longitudinal Examination
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:22  Issue:4  Dated:2007  Pages:408-418
Author(s): Casey T. Taft Ph.D.; Patricia A. Resick Ph.D.; Jillian Panuzio B.A.; Dawne S. Vogt Ph.D.; Mindy B. Mechanic Ph.D.
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: MH55542
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This longitudinal study examined the associations between relationship abuse, coping variables, and mental health among a sample of battered women.
Abstract: The results found that the pattern of findings obtained in this study was consistent with the notion that physical assault might lead to more positive engagement forms of coping, while sexual aggression might lead to poorer mental health in part because of an increase in disengagement coping behaviors. Future studies should include intrapersonal, resource, and contextual factors and their impact on mental health with different forms of coping. The study examined the impacts of intimate partner assault, sexual aggression, problem-focused engagement coping, emotion-focused engagement coping, problem-focused disengagement coping, and emotion-focused disengagement coping on subsequent mental health outcomes. The study group consisted of 61 women who participated in a baseline assessment and a 6-month followup from a larger investigation into the psychosocial functioning of those seeking help from shelters and nonresidential community agencies serving battered women. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Coping; Female victims; Mental health
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