Stay With or Leave the Abuser? The Effects of Domestic Violence Victim’s Decision on Attributions Made by Young Adults

@article{Halket2013StayWO,
  title={Stay With or Leave the Abuser? The Effects of Domestic Violence Victim’s Decision on Attributions Made by Young Adults},
  author={Megan McPherson Halket and Katelyn E Gormley and Nicole Mello and Lori H. Rosenthal and Marsha Pravder Mirkin},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={35-49}
}
While negative attributions are often made toward female victims of domestic violence, studies have not explored whether attributions shift contingent upon whether women stay with or leave abusive husbands. Further, no studies investigated whether negative attributions decrease if the participants receive information about the prevalence of domestic violence or the risks inherent in leaving an abuser. Therefore, two studies were designed that investigated attributions made by young adults when… Expand

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