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Factors that impact help-seeking among battered Black women: application of critical and survivor theories.

Abstract

Research in the area of help-seeking among battered individuals suggests that those in need of such assistance are often reluctant to seek out formal help for domestic violence. Therefore, this study sought to determine how factors of social support, spirituality, coping, and resilience influence help-seeking among battered Black women making a decision in seeking help from social service agencies as a result of domestic violence. Participants included 75 Black women who currently and/or recently resided in a domestic violence shelter. The study participants came from three rural communities located in the regional area of the southern United States. A quantitative approach based on a quasi-experimental survey design was used to investigate data collected from each participant.

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  • Authors

    Hodges TA, Cabanilla AS

    Institution

    MEG's House, USA. megshouse@embarqmail.com

    Source

    Journal of cultural diversity 18:4 2011 pg 120-5

    MeSH

    Adaptation, Psychological
    Adult
    African Continental Ancestry Group
    Attitude to Health
    Battered Women
    Domestic Violence
    Educational Status
    Female
    Humans
    Patient Acceptance of Health Care
    Resilience, Psychological
    Rural Population
    Social Support
    South Carolina
    Spirituality
    Survivors

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22288208