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Intimate Partner Violence and Patterns of Safety Strategy Use Among Women Seeking Temporary Protective Orders: A Latent Class Analysis

TitleIntimate Partner Violence and Patterns of Safety Strategy Use Among Women Seeking Temporary Protective Orders: A Latent Class Analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsParker, EM, Gielen, AC, Castillo, R, Webster, DW, Glass, N
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume22
Pagination1663-1681
Date PublishedMar 6
ISBN Number1552-8448 (Electronic)1077-8012 (Linking)
Accession Number26951307
Keywordshelp seeking, Intimate partner violence, safety strategy
Abstract

This study examined use of safety strategies, experience of violence, and perception of danger from intimate partner violence (IPV) among 197 women seeking temporary protective orders against their abusive partners/ex-partners. Latent class analysis was used to group women into classes based on their use of safety strategies. Five classes of strategy use were identified: two high-activity classes, two moderately active classes, and one low-activity class. More severe abuse, increased perception of danger, and unemployment were associated with being in the higher activity classes. More effective interventions and outreach tools are needed to help women in IPV situations.