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Title: The prevalence of Stockholm syndrome among Lebanese women who are victims of domestic violence and the sociodemographic factors associated with its occurrence
Authors: Abdel Samad, Jina
Advisors: Abbas, Nivine 
Keywords: Domestic abuse, domestic violence, Stockholm syndrome, Lebanon, physical abuse, psychological abuse, COVID-19, trauma bonding
Issue Date: 2024
This thesis explores the prevalence rate of Stockholm syndrome among Lebanese women
who have experienced domestic violence from a male partner, along with the socio demographic factors that are associated with higher prevalence of Stockholm syndrome
particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown. Using a cross-sectional quantitative
method, 63 participants filled in a questionnaire including sociodemographic questions and
the Stockholm Syndrome scale. Findings revealed a significant prevalence of Stockholm
syndrome among the participants. For the second research question, Fisher’s exact test was
used, and an association was found between the partner’s work status and the economic status
of the partner, with the prevalence of Stockholm syndrome, however, the logistic regression
analysis showed no statistical significance (p>0.05). No associations were observed between
all other sociodemographic factors and the presence of Stockholm syndrome. This study
sheds light on the effect of Stockholm syndrome on victims of domestic abuse.
Includes bibliographical references (p.59-66)
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Type: Thesis
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