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ERIC Number: EJ913908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Intimate Partner Survivors' Help-Seeking and Protection Efforts: A Person-Oriented Analysis
Nurius, Paula S.; Macy, Rebecca J.; Nwabuzor, Ijeoma; Holt, Victoria L.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n3 p539-566 Feb 2011
Domestic violence advocates and researchers advocate for a survivor-centered approach for assisting women experiencing intimate partner violence (IV), with individualized safety plans and services; yet little empirical work has been done to determine IV survivors' specific combinations of vulnerabilities and assets that might inform such an approach. Using latent profile analysis of a cohort of 448 survivors, five distinct subgroups were previously identified in terms of biopsychosocial asset and vulnerability profiles. The purpose of the current study was to apply person-oriented methodology for survivor-centered investigation of differences in help-seeking and protective actions according to subgroup membership within this cohort. Though not differing demographically, the subgroups were found to differ significantly and meaningfully in their patterns of IV help-seeking and protective actions. Thus, reliance on population-aggregate linear relationships between IV exposure and safety efforts may risk overlooking important variation by vulnerability and asset profile, and knowledge of distinct clusters among functioning profiles may help with understanding of survivors' coping strategies.The authors outline service-need considerations across the subgroups and provide guidance for targeted outreach, locating IV survivors and matching services to their needs. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington