Title

Spirituality and Resilience Among Mexican American IPV Survivors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Volume

31

Issue

20

First Page

3332

Last Page

3351

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