The impact of severe stalking experienced by acutely battered women: an examination of violence, psychological symptoms and strategic responding.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Stalking has been relatively understudied compared to other dimensions of intimate partner violence. The purpose of this article was to examine concurrent and subsequent intimate partner abuse, strategic responses and symptomatic consequences of severe stalking experienced by battered women. Thirty-five battered women classified as "relentlessly stalked" and 31 infrequently stalked battered women were compared. Compared to infrequently stalked battered women, relentlessly stalked battered women reported: (a) more severe concurrent physical violence, sexual assault and emotional abuse: (b) increased post-separation assault and stalking; (c) increased rates of depression and PTSD; and (d) more extensive use of strategic responses to abuse. Results underscore the scope and magnitude of stalking faced by battered women and have implications for assessment and intervention strategies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mechanic, MB; Uhlmansiek, MH; Weaver, TL; Resick, PA

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 443 - 458

PubMed ID

  • 11288940

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2966386

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-6708


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States