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NCJ Number: 228971 Find in a Library
Title: Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Parenting Stress: Assessing the Mediating Role of Depressive Symptoms
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:15  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:1380-1401
Author(s): Lynette M. Renner
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
University of Missouri Alumni Assoc Research Enhancement Award
Columbia, MO 65211
Grant Number: R01 HD39148;K01 HD41703-01
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined relationships between intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization and parenting stress.
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the direct relationships between physiological and psychological IPV victimization and women’s self-reported parenting stress and parental warmth with the mediating relationship of depressive symptoms. Results show that recent incidents of psychological IPV were associated with later self-reported parenting stress, but recent incidents of physical IPV were not significantly related to later levels of stress, suggesting that psychological IPV might have more lasting effects on parenting stress. Results also revealed that women’s experiences with physical and psychological IPV were not associated with increased or decreased levels of parental warmth. Depressive symptoms were found to mediate the relationship between psychological IPV and later parenting stress. Data were taken from the Illinois Families Study, a 5-year longitudinal study of the same group of families. Tables, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Children at risk; Children of battered women
Index Term(s): Abused parents; Abusing parents; Domestic relations; Life skills training
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