The impact of specific battering experiences on the self-esteem of abused women

@article{Aguilar2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of specific battering experiences on the self-esteem of abused women},
  author={Rudy J. Aguilar and Narina Nunez Nightingale},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={35-45}
}
This study examined the self-esteem of 48 women who were identified as battered and compared them to a group of 48 nonbattered women. As expected, the group of battered women experienced lower self-esteem than the nonbattered women. Four clusters of battering experiences were also identified: Physical Abuse, Emotional/Controlling Abuse, Sexual/Emotional… CONTINUE READING