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Violence Against Women. 2010 Jun;16(6):638-57. doi: 10.1177/1077801210370027.

Do differing types of victimization and coping strategies influence the type of social reactions experienced by current victims of intimate partner violence?

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  • 1Division of Prevention and Community Research and the Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 389 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, USA. tami.sullivan@yale.edu

Abstract

This study examines whether differing types of victimization and coping strategies influence the type of social reactions experienced by 173 current victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). Results of path analyses showed that psychological and sexual IPV victimization were related to positive social reactions, whereas physical, psychological, and sexual IPV victimization were related to negative social reactions. Indirect relationships between victimization and social reactions differed by types of coping strategies (social support, problem solving, and avoidance) examined. Implications are discussed regarding the development of interventions with women's support networks and the augmentation of services to help victims modify their coping strategies.

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