Violence against Deaf women: effect of partner hearing status
Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
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.
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Citation: 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
Anderson, Melissa L. and Kobek Pezzarossi, Caroline M., "Violence against Deaf women: effect of partner hearing status" (2014). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 658.