Interpersonal Violence and Mental Health Outcomes: Mediation by Self-Efficacy and Coping
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Victims & Offenders
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There is a compelling need to explore the mechanisms linking violence to mental health. This study tested the mediating role of self-efficacy and coping in the association between victimization and mental health. Data were obtained from 422 adults (aged 18-77; M = 30.05; SD = 10.93). Self-efficacy and maladaptive coping strategies mediated the association between physical victimization and anxiety, and the association between psychological victimization and satisfaction with life anxiety and depression. Self-efficacy and adaptive coping also mediated the association between psychological victimization and satisfaction with life. This study provides important implications for research and practice.
Magalhaes, Eunice; Grych, John H.; Ferreira, Celia; Antunes, Carla; Prioste, Ana; and Jongenelen, Ines, "Interpersonal Violence and Mental Health Outcomes: Mediation by Self-Efficacy and Coping" (2022). Psychology Faculty Research and Publications. 563.
Victims & Offenders, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2022): 182-198. DOI.