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Perceived Quality of Life and Health Complaints in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

Journal article
Authors Karin Grip
Kjerstin Almqvist
Ulf Axberg
Anders G Broberg
Published in Journal of Family Violence
Volume 29
Issue 6
Pages 681-692
ISSN 0885-7482
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 681-692
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10896-014-9622-...
Keywords Intimate partner violence, Subjective health Health complaint,s Quality of life, Well-being, Attachment, Negative emotionality, Emotion regulation
Subject categories Applied Psychology, Family research

Abstract

Abstract Children 9 to 13 years old exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) reported on their violence exposure, attachment to both parents, temperament (negative emotionality and emotion regulation), perceived quality of life, and health complaints. Half of the children perceived their quality of life as good and did not have recurrent health complaints. When controlling for socioeconomic status, health complaints were associated with higher IPVexposure and negative emotionality, whereas quality of life was associated with attachment security, higher capacity for emotion regulation, and lower negative emotionality. These results underscore the importance of increasing and supporting the capacity of children exposed to IPV to handle and express their emotions, as well as making school nurses and other primary care practitioners more attentive to IPVas a possible background factor in children’s health complaints.

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