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Personal profile of women subjected to domestic violence in Kazakhstan

Assem Makhadiyeva, Kadisha Shalgynbayeva, Tolkyn Slambekova, Nazymgul Albytova, Gulazira Akymbek


The purpose of the study is to determine the personality psychological characteristics of women subjected to domestic violence and to draw up a psychological profile of women in Kazakhstan. 70 women participated in the present study who have currently reported domestic violence in the Crisis Center" Umit” in Astana in the period from November 2017 to January 2019. Quantitative research method was used in terms of survey model by implementing a psychological test “The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory” (MMPI) that assesses personality traits and psychopathology of participants. Also, in the course of the study, the participants were interviewed, the main questions of which were related to socio-demographic characteristics of the ill-treatment to which the respondents were subjected. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the answers in terms of their levels of the participants’ psychopathology and Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used to reveal whether there is any correlation between the components of the scale. The results revealed that the level of depression, personal anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms, as well as indicators of paranoia and schizophrenia were found to be higher than normal. The obtained results make it possible to identify the correct work for the subsequent psycho-correctional and counseling work with women who have been subjected to ill-treatment and helped to draw up a psychological profile of women subjected to domestic violence in Kazakhstan.

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