Intimate Partner Violence and Suicidality in low-Income African American Women: a Multimehod Assessment of Coping Factors
Reviere S L~~Farber E W~~et al
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.