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Solveig K B Vatnar Stål Bjørkly

An Interactional Perspective on Coping with Intimate Partner Violence

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma . Volume 23, Issue 9, 2014 | 2014


An Interactional Perspective on Coping with Intimate Partner Violence: Counterattack, Call for Help, or Give in and Obey Him?

This research reports on an investigation of if and how help-seeking
women perceived that they had coped in intimate partner violence
situations. Within a cross-sectional design, a representative
sample of 157 help-seeking women in Norway was interviewed.
Multivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted. Results
indicated that exposure to psychological, physical, and sexual
intimate partner violence, respectively, did elicit different coping
strategies in one and the same woman. There were also significant
differences between women who perceived they had effective coping
strategies and those who did not. This research suggests that
a multivariate design within an interactional perspective could
inform and enhance our understanding of coping strategies in intimate
partner violence situations as complex, heterogeneous, and
dynamic phenomena.

KEYWORDS consequences of violence, coping strategies, interactional
perspective, intimate partner violence, physical violence,
psychological violence, sexual violence, sociodemographic factors