Spirituality and Resilience Among Mexican American IPV Survivors
Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs
Women with abusive partners use a variety of coping strategies. This study examined the correlation between spirituality, resilience, and intimate partner violence using a cross-sectional survey of 54 Mexican American women living along the U.S.-Mexico border. The meaning-making coping model provides the conceptual framework to explore how spirituality is used as a copying strategy. Multiple ordinary least squares (OLS) regression results indicate women who score higher on spirituality also report greater resilient characteristics. Poisson regression analyses revealed that an increase in level of spirituality is associated with lower number of types of abuse experienced. Clinical, programmatic, and research implications are discussed.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
de la Rosa, I. A.,
(2016). Spirituality and Resilience Among Mexican American IPV Survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(20), 3332-3351.
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