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Frequency and Perceived Effectiveness of Strategies to Survive Abuse Employed by Battered Mexican-Origin Women.

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dc.contributor.author Brabeck, Kalina M.
dc.contributor.author Guzman, Michele R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-28T22:00:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-28T22:00:41Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Brabeck, Kalina M. ; Guzman, Michele R. (2008). Frequency and Perceived Effectiveness of Strategies to Survive Abuse Employed by Battered Mexican-Origin Women. Violence Against Women, 14(11), 1274-1294. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.981.9722&rep=rep1&type=pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1109
dc.description.abstract This study documented the frequency and perceived effectiveness of battered Mexican-origin women's usage of formal and informal help and personal strategies to survive abuse. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 75 battered Mexican-origin women. Consistent with survivor theory, results indicated that participants sought help multiple times from several formal and informal help sources; some (i.e., shelter, family) were perceived more effective than others (i.e., lawyer, in-laws). Participants engaged in various personal strategies to survive abuse; some (i.e., using faith/religion) were rated more effective than others (i.e., placating the batterer). Responses to open-ended questions suggest why specific help sources and strategies were/were not effective and provide socioculturally specific suggestions for improving services. This study illuminates battered Mexican-origin women's strengths and barriers that impede their survival efforts. Contributions include focusing on a subset of battered Latinas and documenting the frequency and perceived effectiveness of a wide array of help sources and strategies. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Assault en_US
dc.subject Minorities en_US
dc.subject Ethnicity en_US
dc.subject Hispanic en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Social Factors en_US
dc.subject Cultural Factors en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.title Frequency and Perceived Effectiveness of Strategies to Survive Abuse Employed by Battered Mexican-Origin Women. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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