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NCJ Number: 236331 Find in a Library
Title: Heterogeneity Among Violence-Exposed Women: Applying Person-Oriented Research Methods
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:23  Issue:3  Dated:March 2008  Pages:389-415
Author(s): Paula S. Nurius; Rebecca J. Macy
Date Published: March 2008
Page Count: 27
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue focused on violent victimization against women.
Abstract: Variability of experience and outcomes among violence-exposed people pose considerable challenges toward developing effective prevention and treatment protocols. To address these needs, the authors present an approach to research and a class of methodologies referred to as person oriented. Person-oriented tools support assessment of meaningful patterns among people that distinguish one group from another, subgroups for whom different interventions are indicated. The authors review the conceptual base of person-oriented methods, outline their distinction from more familiar variable-oriented methods, present descriptions of selected methods as well as empirical applications of person-oriented methods germane to violence exposure, and conclude with discussion of implications for future research and translation between research and practice. The authors focus on violence against women as a population, drawing on stress and coping theory as a theoretical framework. However, person-oriented methods hold utility for investigating diversity among violence-exposed people's experiences and needs across populations and theoretical foundations. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Coping; Domestic assault; Sexual assault; Stress assessment
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