Long journeys toward freedom: the relationship between coercive control and space for action - measurement and emerging evidence

Sharp-Jeffs, Nicola, Kelly, Liz and Klein, Renate (2017) Long journeys toward freedom: the relationship between coercive control and space for action - measurement and emerging evidence. Violence Against Women, 24 (2). pp. 163-185. ISSN 1552-8448

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Abstract / Description

We report on the development of, and findings from, two scales measuring coercive control and space for action over a period of 3 years in a sample of 100 women who had accessed domestic violence services. We present statistical evidence to show a significant correlation between coercive control and space for action. However, dealing with violence is not a linear process, and support needs to extend beyond being enabled to separate. The scales advance measurement of women's experience of coercive control and, through the space for action scale, document their ability to restore agency and freedom in contexts of relative safety.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coercive control; rebuilding lives; space for action
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Generic CWASU
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 10:02
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 16:03
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1484

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