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ERIC Number: EJ920975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
College Women's Stay/Leave Decisions in Abusive Dating Relationships: A Prospective Analysis of an Expanded Investment Model
Edwards, Katie M.; Gidycz, Christine A.; Murphy, Megan J.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n7 p1446-1462 May 2011
The purpose of the current study was to explore college women's stay/ leave decisions in abusive relationships using a prospective methodology. Participants (N = 323) completed surveys at the beginning and end of a 10-week academic quarter for course credit. A path analysis suggested that the model--which included investment model variables (i.e., relationship commitment, investment, satisfaction, and quality of alternatives), childhood abuse, psychological distress, avoidance coping, and self-esteem--was a good fit to the data and predicted abused women's leaving behaviors over the interim. The implications of these findings for future research, theory, and clinical work are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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