What mediates psychopathology in stalking victims? The role of individual-vulnerability and stalking-related factors

Purcell, Rosemary, Pathe, Michele, Baksheev, Gennady N., MacKinnon, Andrew and Mullen, Paul 2012, What mediates psychopathology in stalking victims? The role of individual-vulnerability and stalking-related factors, Journal of forensic psychiatry & psychology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 361-370, doi: 10.1080/14789949.2012.679007.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title What mediates psychopathology in stalking victims? The role of individual-vulnerability and stalking-related factors
Author(s) Purcell, Rosemary
Pathe, Michele
Baksheev, Gennady N.
MacKinnon, Andrew
Mullen, Paul
Journal name Journal of forensic psychiatry & psychology
Volume number 23
Issue number 3
Start page 361
End page 370
Total pages 10
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2012-06
ISSN 1478-9957
Keyword(s) stalking
post-traumatic stress
anxiety
depression
violence
Summary Stalking victims report significant psychiatric morbidity, which often persists long after the stalking itself has ceased. Elucidating predictors of psychopathology in victims is critical to informing the clinical management of this population. This study examined demographic, individual-vulnerability and stalking-related predictors of general psychopathology and post-traumatic stress in a community sample of victims (n = 236). Regression analyses showed that both general psychopathology and post-traumatic stress were influenced by individual-vulnerability factors, particularly the use of avoidance coping, and stalking-related factors, most notably being subjected to threats. This study provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of factors that mediate psychiatric morbidity among stalking victims, and highlights the utility of clinicians focussing on modifying dynamic risk factors such as maladaptive avoidance behaviours to help alleviate victims' psychological distress.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14789949.2012.679007
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064694

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Psychology
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 4 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 5 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 94 Abstract Views, 38 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 09:56:07 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.