Coping among victims of relationship abuse: a longitudinal examination.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This longitudinal study examined the associations between relationship abuse, coping variables, and mental health outcomes among a sample of battered women obtained from shelter and nonresidential community agencies (N = 61). Sexual aggression was a stronger predictor of poorer mental health than was physical assault. Engagement coping strategies were generally predictive of positive mental health, and disengagement coping strategies were generally predictive of poorer mental health. Results highlight the complexity of the associations between different forms of relationship abuse, coping strategies, and mental health among this population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taft, CT; Resick, PA; Panuzio, J; Vogt, DS; Mechanic, MB

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 408 - 418

PubMed ID

  • 17691549

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2977524

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/088667007781553946


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States