ERIC Number: EJ746712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Reference Count: 37
Intimate Partner Violence of Rural Aging Women
Teaster, Pamela B.; Roberto, Karen A.; Dugar, Tyler A.
Family Relations, v55 n5 p636-648 Dec 2006
Although reports of intimate partner violence (IPV) decrease with age, a significant number of aging women experience IPV in their relationships. The structure and culture of rural environments may inadvertently conceal violence against aging women and inhibit prevention and treatment efforts. Guided by an ecological community framework, 3 focus groups involving 24 professionals working with victims of IPV in rural Kentucky and in-depth interviews with 10 aging rural women who had experienced IPV were conducted to examine the trajectory of, and community responses to, violence in late life. Findings revealed multiple interacting influences on IPV of aging women in rural areas including the womens families and resources, culture and locality, religion, community support, and government entities.
Descriptors: Family Violence, Aging (Individuals), Females, Interpersonal Relationship, Rural Environment, Religious Factors, Gerontology, Interviews, Family Influence, Intimacy, Older Adults, Cultural Influences, Community Support, Social Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky