Intimate partner violence, women, and work: Coping on the job

Jennifer E. Swanberg, Caroline Macke, T. K. Logan

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Abstract

Intimate partner violence is a significant health problem for women, with consequences extending to work as well as society at large. This article describes workplace interference tactics, how women cope with violence at work, and workplace supports for a sample of recently employed women with domestic violence orders (DVO; n = 518). Results indicate that violent partners used a wide range of work interference tactics, that women were more likely to tell someone at work about the victimization than they were to hide the information, and that coworkers and supervisors provided a range of supports to women who did disclose their situation. Implications for further research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-578
Number of pages18
JournalViolence and Victims
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Coping on the job
  • Partner violence
  • Work stress
  • Workplace supports
  • Workplace violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law

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