Understanding Help-Seeking Behavior Of Abused Women

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Violent intimate relationships are sometimes described in terms of demographic characteristics. This examination of demographic characteristics of adult female victims of domestic violence endeavors to elicit factors and patterns of factors that are related to incidences of domestic violence. This quantitative, correlational study examined demographic characteristics of 848 adult female survivors of domestic violence at a domestic violence shelter in an effort to identify and understand correlations, which indicate self-referral to counseling following violence. Additionally, this effort examined correlations between demographic sample population characteristics and compared them to demographics of domestic violence victims in the general population area of the sample. Demographic patterns that emerged were viewed through the behavioral model known as survivor theory. Significant demographic factors related to self-referral to counseling included education level of at least a GED, more children in the home, and arrest of abuser. Survivor demographics and behavior can be utilized to inform and expand knowledge psychologists use to understand survivor behavioral choices and to design domestic violence counseling and education programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781243719980
  • Publisher: BiblioLabsII
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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