THE MEANING AND IMPACT OF PARTNERS ACCOMPANIMENT ON WOMENS ADJUSTMENT TO ABORTION

1994-11-16
COZZARELLI, C
KARRASCH, ANGELA
Sümer, Nebi
MAJOR, BRENDA
The present study examined the meaning of accompaniment to an abortion clinic by a male partner and explored the effects of accompaniment on women's immediate and three-week post-abortion psychological distress. A comparison of accompanied and unaccompanied women revealed few differences in demographic or psychological characteristics, although accompanied women perceived greater levels of social support from their partners and reported that they were in more committed relationships. The effects of accompaniment on women's post-abortion distress were neither universally positive nor universally negative, but depended on the personal characteristics of the women involved. Consistent with Conservation of Resources Theory (Hobfoll, 1988), accompaniment was more beneficial for women who were high in personal coping resources than for women low in these resources.
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Citation Formats
C. COZZARELLI, A. KARRASCH, N. Sümer, and B. MAJOR, “THE MEANING AND IMPACT OF PARTNERS ACCOMPANIMENT ON WOMENS ADJUSTMENT TO ABORTION,” JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 2028–2056, 1994, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/56409.