Coping Strategies in the Face of Domestic Violence in India
The current study draws coping strategies from in-depth interviews conducted with a convenience sample of 21 low-income abused women in Mumbai, India. Data were analyzed and synthesized using a thematic analysis procedure. The qualitative analysis utilizes problem-focused and emotion-focused coping framework to report the findings. Problem-focused coping strategies of abused women from India include (a) joint meeting (b) back and forth between marital and natal home. Emotion-focused strategies include (c) spirituality/religion (d) hope, keep quiet, cry a lot and keeping busy. Implications for practice and future research in India with abused women are discussed.
(2019). Coping Strategies in the Face of Domestic Violence in India. Women's Studies International Forum, 74, 204-209.