Title

Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Women’s Mental Health

Keywords

Mental health, intimate partner violence, cluster analysis, women

Abstract

This study aimed to explore the mental health needs of women residing in domestic violence shelters; more specifically, we aimed to identify commonalities and differences among their mental health needs. For this purpose, qualitative and quantitative data was collected from 35 women from a Midwestern domestic violence shelter. Hierarchical clustering was applied to quantitative data, and the analysis indicated a three-cluster solution. Data from the qualitative analysis also supported the differentiation of women into three distinct groups, which were interpreted as: (A) ready to change, (B) focused on negative symptoms, and (C) focused on feelings of guilt and self-blame.

Original Publication Citation

Karakurt, G., Smith, D. B., Whiting, J. B. (2014). Impact of intimate partner violence on women's mental health. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 693-702. doi: 10.1007/s10896-014-9633-2

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-08-22

Publisher

J Fam Violence

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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