Mental Health Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence Among a United States-Representative Group of Diverse Disabled Women

Bethany Coston
Using data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010) and theoretically informed by lifecourse and intersectionality perspectives, this paper confirms that disabled women are both more likely to experience intimate partner violence and post-victimization negative mental health outcomes; however, race ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, income and region do not impact these outcomes, while educational attainment does. Specifically, higher educated disabled women are significantly more likely to report negative post-traumatic impacts. Suggestions include...
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