Year: 2007 Source: Violence Against Women, v.13, no.11, (November 2007), p.1113-1129 SIEC No: 20070957

This study used quantitative & qualitative methods to examine psychological factors that influence links between intimate partner violence & suicidality in a sample of low-income African American women. Quantitative results demonstrated greater general coping, more efficacious behavioural strategies in response to the violence, more effective use of resources, greater use of social support, & less substance use among women who did not attempt suicide compared with those who did. Qualitative analysis showed suicide attempters showed less adaptive coping strategies aimed at accommodating the abuser.