Title

South Asian Women's Coping Strategies in the Face of Domestic Violence in the United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2018

Abstract

We conducted in-depth telephone interviews with a convenience sample of 20 South Asian women experiencing domestic violence in the United States. Utilizing the emotion-focused and problem-focused coping framework, the researchers analyzed the narratives of abused South Asian women. Emotion-focused coping strategies include (a) spirituality and/or religion and (b) the role of children. Problem-focused coping strategies include (c) informal and formal support and (d) strategies of resisting, pacifying, safety planning. Implications for practice and future research in the United States and internationally are discussed.

DOI

10.1080/07399332.2017.1385615

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