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|Other Titles:||Negative Effects and Recovery from Partner Abuse: Profile and Correlates|
intimate partner abuse;recovery;negative effects;empowerment;depression
|Issue Date:||2013-09-25 15:45:23 (UTC+8)|
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a social problem that has garnered public attention for the past decade in Taiwan resulting in protection and services for victims. The purpose of this study was to explore the extent and types of recovery among these women after receiving social services. In addition, we examined whether recovery is associated with negative effects, and explored and compared the correlates of recovery and negative effects. A self-administered survey was conducted through collaboration with social workers in 23 government and private centers for prevention of and intervention in domestic violence in Taiwan. Through their social workers, 191 participants (mean age=39.30, SD=9.65) completed the questionnaires. Indicators of recovery included change of self, empowerment, life satisfaction, and positive appraisal of current circumstances. The negative effects were depression and negative appraisal of current circumstances. The results revealed five phases of recovery status. The covariance between the indicators of recovery and depression ranged from 3.2% to 30.6%. However, recovery was not significantly associated with negative appraisal of current circumstances. The negative impact of IPV was positively associated with both indicators of recovery and negative effects. Social support and good professional relationships significantly facilitated recovery. Emotional coping was negatively associated with the indicators of recovery, whereas it was positively associated with the indicators of negative effects. The direction of association between behavioral coping and recovery as well as with negative effects was the opposite of that with emotional coping. The findings revealed plural phases of recovery among the participants. Recovery could mitigate depression; however, recovery and depression also coexisted. Even with the negative impact from IPV, participants could still recover if they had a good relationship with their social worker, used more behavioral coping, and had enough satisfying social support.
|Relation:||中華心理衛生學刊, 25(2), 191-229|
|Appears in Collections:||[社會工作研究所 ] 期刊論文|
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