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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16689

Title: Women Abuse and Resilience in a Sample of Minority Low-Income Women
Authors: Alvi, Shahid
Clow, Kimberly A.
DeKeseredy, Walter
Keywords: SELF-EFFICACY, LOW-INCOME WOMEN, ABUSE, SOCIAL SUPPORT, RESILIENCE, ETHNICITY
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: Pristine Publications
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life, Vol 7 (2), pg. 51-67
Abstract: Research suggests that maintaining good physical and mental health helps prevent some women from being abused by their male partners, and that social support is inversely related to male-to-female victimization. This study examined the role of mental and physical health and two forms of social support (all of which we define as elements of resilience) in predicting woman abuse among Hmong and Black women from the same low-income community. Many survey respondents from both ethnic groups reported being physically, psychologically, and sexually assaulted in the past year. Still, women reporting higher levels of self-efficacy, and to some extent, higher levels of physical health, were less likely to report being abused. Further, for some participants, personal and institutional social support resources are positively related to some forms of woman abuse. We conclude by describing the implications of our results for policy and practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16689
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