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Mohammadkhani P, Forozan A S, Azadmehr H. Psychopathology Dimensions of Females Experiencing Family Violence and a Perspective to Their Habilitation. IRJ. 2008; 6 (1) :16-23
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-28-en.html

1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
Abstract:   (7355 Views)

Objectives: Violence is a widespread problem that occurs all over the word among all ages, genders, races, educational level and socio- economic groups.  The aim of this study was to investigate modeling of different processes that could account for the link between experiencing spouse abuse in women and psychology, psychopathology, social and demographic factors.

Methods: Data were gathered through a family violence survey study. 230 married women participated in this study. Participants were selected by a multi-cluster sampling method from 4 different randomized regions of Tehran. They completed 1) Conflict Tactic Scale-2, 2) Personal and Relationship Profile, 3) Symptoms Check List Inventory, 4) Marital Attitude Survey, 5) Social and Demographic Measure.

Results: Based on participants’ scores in Conflict Tactics Scale-2, women who were experiencing violence (victims) were recognized and in compare to non-experiencing women (non-victims) a model of family violence victimization was draw. This model showed the paths from psychology, psychopathology, Social and Demographic factors to experiencing violence.

Discussion: Based on the model with a series of paths which may act as effective determinants for experiencing violence (family violence victimization) in women, habilitation services must consider the influence of each factor which may change or modify by some recognized mediating interventions .So, it may be concluded that based on present study, a reduction of psychopathology would have a beneficial impact over experiencing spousal violence.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2008/06/6 | Accepted: 2008/07/15 | Published: 2008/09/1

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