Current research indicates exponential growth in the occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV), the increasing severity of harm inflicted, and the possibility of lifelong effects. The effects on victims who have left abusive relationships have produced no specific predictors as the studies indicate some individuals that experience IPV are better able to cope, overcome, and move on with their lives, then others. Those who have left an abusive relationship and are found to be having trouble with coping and overcoming, are often diagnosed with low levels of resilience and emotional distress such: as low self-esteem, low self-efficacy, depression, anxiety, and possible suicidal ideation. This study used data developed through an online survey presented to domestic violence survivors that have completed the counseling process to gain insight into the possible impacts of religion and spirituality on domestic abuse victims (DAV), in the counseling process.
|Advisor:||Sells, James N.|
|Department:||School of Psychology & Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- Virginia|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Counseling Psychology, Spirituality, Behavioral psychology|
|Keywords:||Domestic violence, Intimate partner violence, Religious coping, Spiritual coping|
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