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The buffering effect of social support between domestic violence and self-esteem in pregnant women in Tehran, Iran
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (English)In: Journal of family Violence, ISSN 0885-7482, E-ISSN 1573-2851, Vol. 27, no 3, 225-231 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study aimed to investigate the prevalence of domestic violence (DV) in pregnant women and to explore relationships of self-esteem and social support (SS) relating to DV. Six hundred young mothers were investigated. 28.2 % reported that they experienced some type of DV during pregnancy. The occurrence of physical abuse was not related to self-esteem or SS. When verbal violence was reported, satisfaction with SS was lower and self-esteem was lower by trend. Self-esteem was substantially lower when sexual violence was indicated. The number of people available for support did not provide a substantial buffering effect, but the perceived quality of SS did. Higher education in the mother and husband, and women's employment represented protective conditions against the occurrence of DV.

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Springer, 2012. Vol. 27, no 3, 225-231 p.
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Satisfaction with social support, Number of supporting persons, Young mothers, Pregnancy, High education as protective factor
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55030DOI: 10.1007/s10896-012-9420-xISI: 000302645500006OAI: diva2:525459
Available from: 2012-05-08 Created: 2012-05-07 Last updated: 2012-11-13Bibliographically approved

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