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ERIC Number: EJ853960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Predicting Stages of Change in Battered Women
Alexander, Pamela C.; Tracy, Allison; Radek, Megan; Koverola, Catherine
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v24 n10 p1652-1672 2009
Battered women's stages of change (SOCs) are examined in this study. First, confirmatory factor analysis and latent profile analysis were conducted on 754 battered women's responses on the Problems in Relationship Scale (Brown, 1998). Factor loadings were strong, and latent variable mixture modeling produces a two-class solution. Second, comparisons of women (including a subset of 276) suggest that they were relatively advanced in SOC. SOC was unrelated to intimate partner violence experiences, but an earlier stage was associated with ethnicity, economic and emotional dependence, preoccupied attachment, satisfaction with social supports, and women's use of aggression. Implications for interventions and future research are described. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Pennsylvania
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