Rural Women's Strategic Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

Kim M. Anderson, Lynette M. Renner, Tina S. Bloom

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Abstract

In this study we explored rural women's (N = 37) perceptions of strategy use and effectiveness in dealing with intimate partner violence (IPV). We used all six categories of the IPV Strategies Index (Goodman, Dutton, Weinfurt, & Cook, 2003) to assess the strategic responses used by women in the sample and the level of helpfulness associated with each strategy. The strategy category used most often was resistance, and the category deemed most helpful was safety planning. Implications include finding ways for practitioners, advocates, and researchers to support and highlight the resourcefulness of rural survivors of IPV residing in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-441
Number of pages19
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

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