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100 1  Hopper, Elizabeth Kay 
245 10 Psychological resiliency and coping with domestic violence
300    124 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 62-
       09, Section: B, page: 4220 
500    Adviser:  Honore M. Hughes 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Saint Louis University, 2001 
520    Within the past several decades, relationship violence has
       been illuminated as a major societal problem. Researchers 
       have identified psychological sequelae of partner abuse 
       and have begun to examine factors that are associated with
       psychological adjustment in battered women 
520    Despite the documentation of a range of sequelae of 
       domestic violence, little attention has been paid to 
       differences in the adjustment levels of battered women. 
       There is a wide variability in the individual adaptation 
       levels of victims of domestic violence. The current 
       project seeks to explain some of the variation in the 
       psychological functioning of battered women through an 
       examination of the women's abuse characteristics, personal
       and environmental resources, and coping strategies used to
       deal with their abuse. There are three major objectives to
       this study: (a) an examination of variations in battered 
       women's adjustment; (b) the identification of resiliency 
       factors which lead to better adjustment in battered women;
       and (c) an examination of the mechanisms by which these 
       resiliency factors operate 
520    Theory suggests a number of resiliency factors (including 
       personal and environmental resources) that may influence 
       battered women's adjustment; however, it does not clearly 
       specify the pathways by which these factors affect 
       adjustment. Personal and environmental resources may act 
       directly on adjustment. They may operate indirectly 
       through an influence on coping. Finally, these resiliency 
       factors may buffer the effects of domestic violence on 
       adjustment. The current study identified a number of 
       resiliency factors for battered women. It examined 
       potential direct and indirect relationships between 
       resiliency factors and adjustment in battered women, and 
       examined the potential moderating role of resiliency 
       variables. Unique resiliency models were developed for 
       generalized distress and PTSD symptoms. Implications and 
       future research are discussed 
590    School code: 0193 
590    DDC 
650  4 Psychology, Clinical 
650  4 Women's Studies 
690    0622 
690    0453 
710 20 Saint Louis University 
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