Psychological Abuse in Chinese Women: A Qualitative Study

Tiwari, Agnes; Yuen, K. H.
March 2010
Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly;Spring2010, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p293
Academic Journal
The article discusses the findings of a qualitative study which compared the stories of psychological abuse between Chinese women who were in physically abusive relationships and who were not being abused. In this study, the abused women were from a shelter for battered women, while non-abused women were employees or users of a charitable organization. The study found that common triggers reported by the non-abused women were disagreement over parenting and concern about addiction to gambling, while abused women were less clear about the triggers. It concluded that the findings strengthened the perspective that understanding the effects of psychological abuse within abusive relationships was important.


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