A total of 289 abused women who sought assistance in several battered women's agencies were interviewed.
Of these abused women, 70 percent reported a delay of more than a year in seeking help from the agency, even though many of them reported having experienced severe or life threatening abuse.
There was no association between the severity of abuse and the time lapsed in seeking help from an agency, indicating that women exposed to severe, life-threatening physical abuse frequently delay help seeking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Femme battue syndrome, Comportement aide, Temps attente, Homme, Victimologie, Etats Unis
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Battered wife syndrome, Helping behavior, Waiting time, Human, Victimology, United States
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0560082
Code Inist : 002B18I. Création : 199406.