Violence against Deaf women: effect of partner hearing status

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

Publication Date


Document Type



Communication Sciences and Disorders | Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Women's Health


Using a sample of Deaf female undergraduate students, the current study sought to investigate the prevalence, correlates, and characteristics of intimate partner violence victimization in hearing-Deaf and Deaf-Deaf relationships. Initial results suggest that similarities in hearing status and communication preference are associated with increased levels of negotiation within these relationships. However, compatibility in these areas did not co-occur with significant decreases in physical, psychological, or sexual partner violence. Recommendations for future research as well as implications for clinical and educational practice are outlined.

DOI of Published Version



J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2014 Jul;19(3):411-21. doi: 10.1093/deafed/ent053. Epub 2013 Dec 2. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of deaf studies and deaf education

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