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ERIC Number: EJ771914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Relationships among Abuse Characteristics, Coping Strategies, and Abused Women's Psychological Health: A Path Model
Parker, Glennys; Lee, Christina
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n9 p1184-1198 2007
We examined relationships between abuse, coping, and psychological health among 143 women who had experienced abuse in adult relationships. Measures included characteristics of the abuse, problem-focused and emotion-focused coping, Sense of Coherence, and four measures of psychological wellbeing--the SF-36 Mental Component Scale, the General Health Questionnaire, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale, and a measure of perceived negative effects of the abuse. Problem-focused coping was not related to psychological health, and the influence of emotion-focused coping on psychological health was indirect. Sense of coherence had significant direct effects on psychological health. Both emotion-focused coping and sense of coherence were related to aspects of the abusive experience. The concept of sense of coherence has parallels with the recently proposed concept of meaning-focused coping, and the data suggest that finding meaning in adverse events such as abuse is associated with better psychological well-being. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale