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| Published: June 25, 2016

Effect of Spirituality Based Intervention on Domestic Violence Survivors

Ms. Anjali Sahai ,

Assistant Professor Amity University, Uttar Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. Ritu Sharma

Assistant Professor Amity University, Uttar Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.042/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.042

ABSTRACT

Spirituality is considered culturally competent therapeutic intervention for domestic violence survivors. Limited number of studies have specifically emphasized at their experiences and needs. Women with abusive life partners use various strategies to cope , deal and heal from the physical and psychological violence. It is reported that their belief in a higher power is integral to their healing. Thus to study the role of spirituality as a tool for healing among domestic violence survivors , a sample of 50 married women who survived domestic violence were examined. For this purpose, the Revised Conflict Tactics scale (CTS-2; Straus, Hamby, Boney-McCoy & Sugarman, 1996); Daily Spiritual experiences Scale (DSE; Underwood &Teresi, 2002) and Beck Depression Inventory for depressive symptoms were used. Results indicate significant role of spirituality in healing women survivors. The majority reported that spirituality or God was a source of strength or comfort for them. Extent of spiritual involvement indicated increased psychological well-being and decreased depression.
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Ms. Anjali Sahai @ to.ritusharma@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.042/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.042

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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