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Status compatibility and help-seeking behaviors among female intimate partner violence victims.
J Interpers Violence. 2013 Feb; 28(3):577-601.JI

Abstract

Given the far-reaching social, personal, and economic costs of crime and violence, as well as the lasting health effects, understanding how women respond to domestic violence and the types of help sought are critical in addressing intimate partner violence. We use a nationally representative dataset (Canadian General Social Survey, Personal Risk, 1999) to examine the help-seeking behaviors of female intimate partner violence victims (N = 250). Although victims of violent crime often do not call the police, many victims, particularly women who have been battered by their partner rely on family, friends, social service, and mental health interventions in dealing with the consequences of violent crime. We examine the role of income, education, and employment status in shaping women's decisions to seek help, and we treat these economic variables as symbolic and relative statuses as compared to male partners. Although family violence researchers have conceptualized the association between economic variables and the dynamics of intimate partner violence with respect to the structural dimensions of sociodemographic factors, feminist researchers connect economic power to family dynamics. Drawing on these literatures, we tap the power in marital and cohabiting relationships, rather than treating these variables as simply socioeconomic resources. Controlling for other relevant variables we estimate a series of multivariate models to examine the relationship between status compatibilities and help-seeking from both formal and informal sources. We find that status incompatibilities between partners that favor women increase the likelihood of seeking support in dealing with the impact of violence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-7150, USA. catherine.kaukinen@uccs.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22946106

Citation

Kaukinen, Catherine Elizabeth, et al. "Status Compatibility and Help-seeking Behaviors Among Female Intimate Partner Violence Victims." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 28, no. 3, 2013, pp. 577-601.
Kaukinen CE, Meyer S, Akers C. Status compatibility and help-seeking behaviors among female intimate partner violence victims. J Interpers Violence. 2013;28(3):577-601.
Kaukinen, C. E., Meyer, S., & Akers, C. (2013). Status compatibility and help-seeking behaviors among female intimate partner violence victims. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(3), 577-601. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260512455516
Kaukinen CE, Meyer S, Akers C. Status Compatibility and Help-seeking Behaviors Among Female Intimate Partner Violence Victims. J Interpers Violence. 2013;28(3):577-601. PubMed PMID: 22946106.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Status compatibility and help-seeking behaviors among female intimate partner violence victims. AU - Kaukinen,Catherine Elizabeth, AU - Meyer,Silke, AU - Akers,Caroline, Y1 - 2012/09/03/ PY - 2012/9/5/entrez PY - 2012/9/5/pubmed PY - 2013/6/12/medline SP - 577 EP - 601 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 28 IS - 3 N2 - Given the far-reaching social, personal, and economic costs of crime and violence, as well as the lasting health effects, understanding how women respond to domestic violence and the types of help sought are critical in addressing intimate partner violence. We use a nationally representative dataset (Canadian General Social Survey, Personal Risk, 1999) to examine the help-seeking behaviors of female intimate partner violence victims (N = 250). Although victims of violent crime often do not call the police, many victims, particularly women who have been battered by their partner rely on family, friends, social service, and mental health interventions in dealing with the consequences of violent crime. We examine the role of income, education, and employment status in shaping women's decisions to seek help, and we treat these economic variables as symbolic and relative statuses as compared to male partners. Although family violence researchers have conceptualized the association between economic variables and the dynamics of intimate partner violence with respect to the structural dimensions of sociodemographic factors, feminist researchers connect economic power to family dynamics. Drawing on these literatures, we tap the power in marital and cohabiting relationships, rather than treating these variables as simply socioeconomic resources. Controlling for other relevant variables we estimate a series of multivariate models to examine the relationship between status compatibilities and help-seeking from both formal and informal sources. We find that status incompatibilities between partners that favor women increase the likelihood of seeking support in dealing with the impact of violence. SN - 1552-6518 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22946106/Status_compatibility_and_help_seeking_behaviors_among_female_intimate_partner_violence_victims_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260512455516?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -