Abuse characteristics and coping resources as predictors of problem-focused coping strategies among battered women

Chiara Sabina, R. Scott Tindale

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Abstract

The current study examines the predictors of three types of problem-focused coping strategies (i.e., amount of help seeking, pursuing an order of protection, and staying away from the abuser) among battered women. Predictor variables are categorized as abuse characteristics and three types of coping resources (i.e., personal, material, and social coping resources). Data from the Chicago Women's Health Risk Study (N = 478) are used. Results show that enactment of problem-focused coping strategies is associated with amount of abuse, severity, harassment, and power and control tactics. Coping resources such as general health, employment, and social support influence enactment of coping strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-456
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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