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|Title: ||Women Abuse and Resilience in a Sample of Minority Low-Income Women|
|Authors: ||Alvi, Shahid|
Clow, Kimberly A.
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Sociology|
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