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Psychological Factors Underlying and Perpetuating Violence in Abused Women; a Qualitative Study
C. Khajavi Segonbad1, A.A. Soleimanian *2, A. Heydarnia1
1- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bojnourd, Bojnourd, Iran
2- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bojnourd, Bojnourd, Iran , soliemanian@gmail.com
Abstract:   (217 Views)
Aims: Domestic violence against women is a public health problem and a clear example of human rights abuses in all societies, races, ethnicities and religions, with approximately 35% of women worldwide experiencing it at least once in their lifetime. The aim of this study was to identify the psychological characteristics of abused women through their lived experiences.
Instrument & Methods: This research was done by qualitative research method and phenomenological design. Participants included 12 abused women who had referred to the Forensic Medicine Center of Bojnourd in the winter of 2018 to complain about their husbands being beaten and injured. These individuals were selected by purposive sampling method and after completing the questionnaire of violence and assuring that violence had taken place, in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with them. Data analysis was performed based on the steps of Dickelman analysis method.
Findings: In total, 5 main categories, 17 concepts and 173 basic codes were obtained. Woman Surrender Syndrome, Fear of Social Stigma, Sexual Problems and Conflicts, Low Self-Esteem and Learned Helplessness were extracted as the main categories of this study.
Conclusion: From the womenchr('39')s point of view, the presence of some psychological characteristics in them can be a predictor and perpetuator of the phenomenon of domestic violence against them. Surrender woman syndrome, fear of social stigma, sexual problems and conflicts, low self-esteem and learned helplessness can explain the violence and its persistence in these women.
Keywords: |Domestic Violence|Psychological Factors|Violent Women ,
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Forensic Psychiatry
Received: 2020/11/23 | Accepted: 2021/02/21 | Published: 2021/02/27
* Corresponding Author Address: Bojnourd University, Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran. Postal code: 945315511
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Khajavi Segonbad C, Soleimanian A, Heydarnia A. Psychological Factors Underlying and Perpetuating Violence in Abused Women; a Qualitative Study. Sci J Forensic Med. 2020; 26 (4) :239-245
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