Women’s strategies for coping with the impacts of domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan: A grounded theory study

Saltanat Childress, Deborah Gioia, Jacquelyn C Campbell

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Abstract

This paper provides an account of the adverse impacts of domestic violence on women in Kyrgyzstan and develops a grounded theory of coping among survivors of abuse. The results indicate that women adopt a range of strategies to prevent, avert, and minimize anticipated violence. Two key aspects of coping appeared in the narratives: 1) maintaining the status quo and 2) developing agency to resist the abuse. The results suggest that Government and nongovernmental organizations must take additional action to draw women to formal violence prevention services. Providing professional help at several levels (e.g., clinical, community, and societal) and promoting problem-focused strategies as part of therapeutic intervention are essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Dec 10 2017

Keywords

  • coping
  • Domestic violence
  • Kyrgyzstan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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