ERIC Number: EJ871505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Nonfatal Suicidal Behavior among Chinese Women Who Have Been Physically Abused by Their Male Intimate Partners
Wong, Susan P. Y.; Phillips, Michael R.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n6 p648-658 Dec 2009
Three hundred fifty-three women (median age = 32 years) admitted to the emergency rooms of nine general hospitals serving rural areas in China were interviewed for nonfatal suicidal behavior. Spousal conflict was the most commonly reported cause for their suicidal behavior and one third of respondents reported being victims of physical abuse by their spouses. Compared to non-abused women, abused women were younger, had more disturbed family relationships, and experienced less financial hardship and more divorce. No differences were found between the groups in the proportion who reported psychiatric symptoms or in the level of suicidal intent; however, abused women were less impulsive and expressed more sadness at not having been successful in ending their lives.
Descriptors: Age Differences, Family Violence, Females, Hospitals, Suicide, Family Relationship, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Spouses, Divorce, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mental Disorders
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: China