Battered women in shelters: Internal resources, well-being, and integration, Internal resources, well-being, and integration

H. Itzhaky, A. Ben Porat

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Abstract

This study examines changes in internal resources (empowerment and self-esteem), well-being (life satisfaction and hope), and integration in the shelter (participation and commitment) experienced by women at domestic violence shelters in Israel The participants were compared at two points in time - 1 week and 3 months after their arrival at the shelter. Small but significant differences were found in all measures, except those concerning participation in and commitment to the shelter and one of the empowerment components-the ability to accept help and take advantage of professional services.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)39-51
Number of pages13
JournalAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Work
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Battered women
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Empowerment
  • Life satisfaction, hope, client participation
  • Self-esteem

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