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  • ‘Culture of affluence’ complicates women’s help-seeking for domestic violence

    Values associated with the culture of affluence – including pressures to keep the nuclear family intact and to keep one’s problems private – complicate affluent women’s help-seeking when they experience domestic violence, according to a new study by University of Illinois alumna Megan L. Haselschwerdt. Human development and family studies professor Jennifer Hardesty was Haselschwerdt’s dissertation adviser and co-author on the study.

    Values associated with the culture of affluence – including pressures to keep the nuclear family intact and to keep one’s problems private – complicate affluent women’s help-seeking when they experience domestic violence, according to a new study by University of Illinois alumna Megan L. Haselschwerdt. Human development and family studies professor Jennifer Hardesty was Haselschwerdt’s dissertation adviser and co-author on the study. 

     

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Megan L. Haselschwerdt, call 334-844-4173; email mlh0050@auburn.edu

    The paper “Managing Secrecy and Disclosure of Domestic Violence in Affluent Communities” is available online from the Journal of Marriage and Family or from the News Bureau.