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ERIC Number: EJ749335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Alienation and Domestic Abuse: How Abused Women Cope with Loneliness
Arokach, Ami
Social Indicators Research, v78 n2 p327-340 Sep 2006
This study explored the manner in which abused women cope with loneliness. Eighty women, victims of domestic abuse, were compared to 84 women from the general population who have had no history of abusive relationships. A 34-item yes/no loneliness questionnaire was utilized in order to compare the "beneficial" ways of coping with loneliness in the two samples. The questionnaire is comprised of six factors, namely Reflection and acceptance, Self-development and understanding, Social support network, Distancing and denial, Religion and faith and Increased activity. Results confirmed that abused women, indeed, cope with loneliness differently than the general population does. The abused women scored significantly higher on the Self-development and understanding, Distancing and denial and the Religion and faith subscales.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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