The impact of differential patterns of physical violence and stalking on mental health and help-seeking among women with protective orders

Tk Logan, Lisa Shannon, Jennifer Cole, Robert Walker

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Abstract

This study examined the severity of partner violence on women's mental health and help-seeking as well as perceptions of safety and protective-order effectiveness. Three groups based on partner violence victimization in the past year were compared: (a) women who reported experiencing moderate physical violence but no history of severe violence or stalking (n = 102), (b) women who experienced severe violence but no history of stalking (n = 142), and (c) women who experienced severe violence and stalking (n = 145). Results suggest that stalking has a unique impact on victims' mental health and perceived safety, and that protections afforded by protective orders may not be adequate for women experiencing stalking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-886
Number of pages21
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume12
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Intimate stalking
  • Partner victimization
  • Protective orders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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