| Published: June 25, 2016
Effect of Spirituality Based Intervention on Domestic Violence Survivors
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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© 2016 I A Sahai, R Sharma
Received: April 04, 2016; Revision Received: May 02, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016