The Impact of Different Forms of Psychological Abuse on Battered Women

  title={The Impact of Different Forms of Psychological Abuse on Battered Women},
  author={L. A. Sackett and D. Saunders},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={105 - 117}
  • L. A. Sackett, D. Saunders
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Violence and Victims
  • Battered women receiving either shelter (n = 30) or nonshelter services (n = 30) from a domestic violence agency were interviewed regarding psychological abuse and its aftermath. Four types of abuse were derived from factor analysis: ridiculing of traits, criticizing behavior, ignoring, and jealous control. Sheltered women experienced ridicule and jealous/control more often than nonsheltered women. For the entire sample, ridiculing of traits was rated as the most severe form. Ignoring was the… CONTINUE READING
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