Psychological Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by Jordanian Working Women

Hanan Al-Modallal, Azizeh K. Sowan, Shaher Hamaideh, Ann R. Peden, Hasan Al-Omari, Ahmad B. Al-Rawashdeh

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Abstract

This study aimed at investigating psychological health problems experienced by working women as a result of their experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV). One hundred one working women participated in the study. Results indicated that nearly half of the participants reported partner violence. Compared with nonabused women, abused women showed significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms (t (78)=-3.4, p=.001) and stress (t (93)=-4.8, p <.0001), while self-esteem did not differ significantly between the two groups. Acknowledgment of this problem and early recognition of the victims may result in improving the health of working women in Jordan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-227
Number of pages11
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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