פרופ' מוחמד חאג'-יחיא

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Prof. Muhammad Haj-Yahia
חדר 504
02-5882207

 

Research Interests:

Violence against women; exposure of children and young adults to violence in their families of origin; exposure of children, young adults, and parents to community violence and political violence; child abuse and neglect; school violence; the socio-cultural and socio-political contexts of the education and practice of the mental health professions.

 

Research Projects:

  

1. Mental Health Implications of Exposure to Violence: I am currently involved in several research projects on the mental health implications of the exposure of children, young adults, and parents to different patterns of violence, such as: The cumulative exposure of young adults to family violence during the life-span; the exposure of  children and young adults to community violence; and the exposure of children and youth and their parents to political violence. I have also examined in some of these studies resilience and protective factors, as buffering and mitigating factors, of the mental health consequences of these exposures, and the intergenerational transmission of those consequences.

2. Wife Abuse and Battering in Arab Societies: I have been conducting research on different dimensions of the problem of wife abuse and battering in the Arab society (mainly in Israel and the Palestinian National Authority), with special interest in the rates, characteristics, correlates, and risk factors of wife abuse and battering. I also have been examining some mental health consequences of the problem and women’s coping strategies and help-seeking behaviors, in light of their experience with intimate partner violence. In some these studies I have been examining  the socio-cultural and socio-political context of violence against women.

3. Beliefs about Wife Abuse and Battering: I have conducted several studies about beliefs about wife beating, and in recent years am in the process of carrying-out several other research projects on this topic (e.g., justifying wife abuse, willingness to help abused women, willingness to hold violent and abusive husbands responsible for their behavior, etc.) among health and mental health practitioners, among students of the health and mental health professions, as well as among the general public, in several countries (e.g., Israel, The Palestinian Authority, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey). These studies focus on examining to what extent an integrative theory (composed of patriarchal theory, social learning theory, intra-psychic processes, and more) explain people’s beliefs about wife abuse and battering, and their attitudes toward abused women and abusive husbands.

4. School Violence: I am interested in examining children and youth violence in school, using the social learning theory and the stressful life events perspective. I just completed conducting two studies about the exposure of pupils of elementary and secondary schools (as victims as well as perpetrators) and the relationship of this exposure to their exposure to family violence, school violence, community violence, political violence, and school environment. I also examined in this study the mental health implications of the exposure to these different patterns of violence.

 

Abstracts of Current Research:

Selected list of Current Research Abstracts:

Wife abuse and battering in Arab societies: Over the past four decades, family violence in general, and wife battering in particular, have become a major concern throughout the world. However, different factors (e.g., socio-cultural, economic and religious factors, as well as political circumstances) have precluded comprehensive investigation of this problem in the Arab world. An Instrument Package was constructed in order to measure the following: (1) the prevalence and risk factors of various types and manifestations of abuse and battering of Palestinian women in Israel and in the Palestinian Authority; (2) psychological effects of wife abuse and battering (e.g., stress, low self-esteem, depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety); and (3) strategies and help-seeking behaviors used by battered women to cope with violence. It is anticipated that the results of the study will have implications for the development of theories for studying more comprehensively risk factors of wife beating in different Arab communities, for prevention of and intervention in cases of wife abuse and battering, and for setting policies related to wife abuse and battering in the Arab societies.

Implications of cumulative life-span exposure to  family violence among children, adolescents,  and young adults: Despite noteworthy developments in research on the implications of witnessing and experiencing family violence in Western societies, there is a serious dearth of studies on this topic in Arab societies. Two recent studies conducted by this researcher examined the extent to which witnessing and experiencing different patterns of family violence in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood predict manifestations of sibling violence, hopelessness, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, psychological distress, hostility, and other mental health consequences, among Arab young adults. It is hoped that the findings will provide a basis for developing theories for studying these topics in different Arab communities, strategies for prevention and intervention in family violence, and policies for working with abusive families.

 

The cumulative and prolonged exposure of Palestinian youth and their parents to political violence (EPV) (in full collaboration with Prof. Charles W. Greenbaum; partially funded by Israel Science Foundation): The mental health consequences of living in war zones and exposure to political violence have been investigated extensively over the past six decades. However, there is a dearth of research on the consequences of Palestinian children’s and parents' exposure to chronic, cumulative, and prolonged political violence. Furthermore, there is a lack of research on intergenerational transmission of those consequences on the one hand, and on protective and resiliency factors that buffer the consequences of exposure to political violence among children and their parents, on the other. In an attempt to fill this gap, self-administered questionnaires were utilized among a random systematic cluster sample of 2,934 Palestinian adolescents and their parents from the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The study included measures about  adolescents'  and parents' exposure to political violence during the life-span. This time frame of exposure to political violence provides a basis for examining the consequences of multiple and cumulative risk factors. Thus, the main objective of this study is to investigate the psychological consequences of adolescents’ and parents’ exposure to prolonged political violence as well as intergenerational transmission of those consequences from the perspectives of parents and their offspring. The study also aimed to examine the contribution of protective and resilience factors among parents (e.g., self-efficacy, family environment, parenting styles, social support, and social capital)  and their adolescent offspring (e.g., ego resilience, self-esteem, and support from family and friends) to mitigating the effects of exposure to prolonged and cumulative political violence. The questionnaires also included qualitative, open-ended questions about the participants’ exposure to political violence (other than the acts indicated in the quantitative measure of political violence), as well as questions about their subjective perceptions of the psychological impact of their exposure to political violence (other than those examined by the quantitative measures) as well as about their coping strategies and help seeking behavior in light of their EPV.

 

Recent Publications:

 

A.        Books

            Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2013). Violence against women in the Palestinian society.

Ramallah, Palestinian Authority: Miftah, The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (Arabic, 395 pages).

 

 

B.        Edited Books

  1.        Haj-Yahia, M.M., Nakash, O., & Levav, I. (Eds.) (2019). Mental health

      and Palestinian citizens in Israel. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University

      Press. (402 pages).

 

  1.        Greenbaum, C. W., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Hamilton, C. (Eds.) (in press).

       Handbook of political violence and children: Psychosocial effects,

       intervention and prevention policy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.        

                                           

C.        Chapters in Books

 

1.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1986).  The history of volunteer work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and its implications for the future of community organization and development. In D. Ayyoush (Ed.), The history, present, and future of social services in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (pp. 35-96). East Jerusalem: The Union of the Associations for Charitable Work in East Jerusalem (Arabic).

 

2.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1993).  Towards a comprehensive strategy of community development in the rural areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  In The Proceedings of the Community Development Conference Dec. 2-4, 1992 (pp. 31-75). East   Jerusalem: The Arab Thought Forum (Arabic).

 

3.     Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1996). Wife abuse in the Arab society in Israel: Some challenges for future change. In J.L. Edleson & Z.C. Eisikovits (Eds.), The  future of intervention with battered women and their families (pp. 87-101). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

 

4.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1998). Child abuse in Arab society in Israel. In K. Abu-Asbah (Ed.), Arab children and youth in Israel: From the current situation toward an agenda for the future (pp. 285-291). Jerusalem: The JDC-Brookdale Institute (Hebrew).

 

5.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1998). Physical abuse of children. In A call for parents: Toward the building of better families (pp. 138-163). Book edited and published by the Ministry of Social Affairs, The Palestinian Authority (Arabic).

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1999). Wife abuse and battering in the socio-cultural context of Arab society. C. Rabin (Ed.), Being different in Israel: Ethnicity, gender and therapy (pp. 219-242). Tel Aviv: Ramot – Tel Aviv University Press (Hebrew).

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2003). Attitudes of Arab women toward different patterns of coping with wife abuse. In E. Leshem & D. Roer-Strier (Eds.), Cultural diversity: A challenge to human services (pp. 195-228). Jerusalem: Magnes Press (Hebrew) (a shorter version has been published as an article in a refereed journal, #34).

 

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Shhadi, N. (2005). Arab women's patterns of coping with violence against them. In A. Ghanem & M. Mustafa (Eds.) Civic developments among the Palestinian-Arab minority in Israel: The annual book of the Ibn-Khaldun Center (pp. 89-143). Tamra, Israel: Ibn Khaldun-The Arab Association for Research & Development.

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2005). Violence in the Palestinian family. In T. Herman & E. Ya'ar (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Studies on the Palestinian Family (November 2004).(pp. 22-42). Tel-Aviv: Tami Stienmits Center for Peace Studies, Tel-Aviv University.

 

10.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2005). On the characteristics of patriarchal societies, gender inequality, and wife abuse: The case of Palestinian society. Adalah’s Newsletter, 20. (it is a chapter in three languages, Arabic, Hebrew, and English) (Available at www.adalah.org)

 

11.   Guterman, N. B., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2008). Community violence. In Encyclopedia of Social Work. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers.   

 

12.      Vorhies, V.,  Guterman,  N., &   Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2011).  Youth community violence exposure and mental health. In N. R. Heller & A. Gitterman (Eds.), Mental health and social problems: A social work perspective (pp. 225-256)London: Routledge.

 

13.     Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2019). The Palestinian family in Israel: Its collectivist nature, structure, and implications for mental health interventions. In M.M. Haj-Yahia, O. Nakash, & I. Levav (Eds.), Mental health themes among Palestinians in Israel (pp. 97-120)Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University

      Press.

 

14.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., Nakash, O., & Levav, I. (2019). Introduction. In M. M.

             Haj-Yahia, O. Nakash, & I. Levav (Eds.), Mental health and Palestinian

             citizens in Israel (pp. 1-8). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

 

 

15.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Greenbaum, C. W. (in press). The relationship between

             the exposure of Palestinian adolescents to cumulative political violence and

             the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms: A study of the

             moderating effects of age, gender, and parenting styles. In C. W. Greenbaum,

             M. M. Haj-Yahia, & C. Hamilton (Eds.), Handbook of political violence and

             children: Psychosocial effects, intervention and prevention policy. New York,

             NY: Oxford University Press.

16.     Greenbaum, C. W., Haj-Yahia, M. M., &  Hamilton, C. (in press). Introduction:            Integration of knowledge on Children and Political Violence. In C. W. Greenbaum, M. M. Haj-Yahia, & C. Hamilton (Eds.),  In C. W. Greenbaum, M. M. Haj-Yahia, & C. Hamilton (Eds.), Handbook of political violence and children: Psychosocial effects, intervention and prevention policy. New York: Oxford University Press.

17.      Greenbaum, C. W., Haj-Yahia, M. M., &  Hamilton, C. (in press).  Research, intervention and prevention of exposure of children to political violence: The role of the social sciences and international law. In C. W. Greenbaum, M. M. Haj-Yahia, & C. Hamilton (Eds.),  Handbook of political violence and children: Psychosocial effects, intervention and prevention policy. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

 

D.        Published Scientific Papers in Refereed Periodicals

           

1.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1985). Volunteerism: A strategy for community organization and development. The Bethlehem University Journal, 4, 98-124 (Arabic).

 

2.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1993). Child abuse and neglect as perceived by Arab teachers in Israel. Palestinian Horizons, 7, 1-23 (Arabic).

 

  1.     Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1994).  The Arab family in Israel: A review of cultural

values and their relationship to the practice of social work. Society and Welfare

(Hevrah U'revaha), 14 (3-4), 249-265 (Hebrew).

 

4.         Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Edleson, J.L. (1994).  The use of conflict resolution tactics among engaged Arab-Palestinian men in Israel. Journal of Family Violence, 9 (1), 47-62.

 

5.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1995).  Obstacles facing comprehensive development in rural areas in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Social Development Issues, 17(2/3), 115-126.

 

6.         Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1995).  Toward culturally sensitive intervention with Arab families in Israel. Contemporary Family Therapy, 17(4), 429-447.

 

7.         Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Shor, R. (1995).  Child maltreatment as perceived by Arab students of social sciences in the West Bank. Child Abuse & Neglect, 19(10), 1209-1219.

 

8.         Shor, R., & Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1996). The approach of health and mental health students toward child maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 20(5), 425-435.

 

9.         Shor, R., & Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1996). A cross-cultural study of attitudes toward child maltreatment: Arab vs. Jewish students of mental health professions. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 20(2), 135-145.

 

  1. Litwin, H., & Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1996). Informal support networks among aging populations in transition. Bold: Quarterly Journal of the International Institute of Ageing (United Nations - Malta), 7(1), 2-7.

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1996). Some principles for comprehensive development in the Palestinian areas. International Social Policy, 6(1), 113-117.

 

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1997). Predicting beliefs about wife-beating among engaged Arab men in Israel. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 12(4), 530-545.

 

13.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1997). Culturally sensitive supervision of Arab social work students in Western universities. Social Work, 42(2), 166-174.

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1998). Perception of abusive and violent husbands by      engaged Arab men in Israel. Journal of Social Psychology, 138(5), 772-786.

 

15.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Dawud-Noursi, S. (1998). Predicting the use of different conflict tactics among Arab siblings in Israel: A study based on social learning theory. Journal of Family Violence, 13(1), 81-103.

 

16.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1998). Beliefs about wife-beating among Palestinian women: The influence of their patriarchal ideology. Violence Against Women, 4(5), 533-558.

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1998). A patriarchal perspective of beliefs about wife-beating among Arab Palestinian men from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Journal of Family Issues, 19(5), 595-621.

 

  1. Roer-Strier, D., & Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1998). Arab students of social work in Israel: Adjustment difficulties and coping strategies. Social Work Education, 17(4), 449-467.

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1999). Attitudes toward mentally ill people and willingness to employ them in Arab society. International Sociology, 14(2), 173-193.

 

20.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (1999). Wife abuse and battering and some of its psychological consequences as revealed by the first Palestinian national survey on violence against women. Journal of Family Psychology, 13(4), 642-662.

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2000). The incidence of wife abuse and battering and some sociodemographic correlates as revealed in two national surveys in Palestinian society. Journal of Family Violence, 15(4), 347-374.

22.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2000). Patterns of violence against engaged Arab women from Israel and some of their psychological implications. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24(3), 209-219.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Roer-Strier, D. (1999). On the encounter between Jewish supervisors and Arab supervisees in Israel. The Clinical Supervisor, 18(2), 17-37.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M (2000). Child maltreatment: The approach of Arab social workers in Israel. International Social Work, 43(2), 149-161.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2000). Implications of wife abuse and beating for self-esteem, depression, and anxiety as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence against Women. Journal of Family Issues, 21(4), 435-463.

 

  1.       Eldar-Avidan, D., & Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2000). The experience of formerly battered women with divorce: A qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 32(3/4), 19-40.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., Bargal, D., & Guterman, N.B.  (2000). Perception of job satisfaction, service effectiveness and burnout among Arab social workers in Israel. International Journal of Social Welfare, 9(3), 201-210.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2000). Wife abuse and battering in the sociocultural context of Arab Society. Family Process, 39(2), 237-255.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2000). Wife abuse in the Palestinian Authority. New Global Development: Journal of International and Comparative Social Welfare, 16, 59-73.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Ben-Arieh, A. (2000). The incidence of Arab adolescents’ exposure to violence in their families of origin and its sociodemographic correlates. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24(10), 1299-1315.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2001). The incidence of witnessing interparental violence and some of its psychological consequences among Arab adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 25(7), 885-907.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Tamish, S. (2001). The rates of child sexual abuse and its psychological consequences as revealed by a study among Palestinian university students. Child Abuse & Neglect, 25(10), 1303-1327.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Eldar-Avidan, D. (2001). Formerly battered women: A qualitative study of their experiences in making a decision to divorce and carrying it out. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 36(1/2), 37-65.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2002). Attitudes of Arab women toward different patterns of coping with wife abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17(7), 721-745.
  2.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., Musleh, K., & Haj-Yahia, Y. M. (2002). The incidence of adolescent maltreatment in Arab society and some of its psychological consequences. Journal of Family Issues, 23(8), 1032-1064.

 

  1.       Astor, R.A., Benbenishty, R., Marachi, R., Haj-Yahia, M.M., Zeira, A., Perkins-Hart, S., & Pitner, R.O. (2002). The awareness of risky peer group behaviors on school grounds as predictors of students’ victimization on school grounds: Part I – elementary schools. Journal of School Violence, 1(1), 11-33.

 

  1.       Astor, R.A., Benbenishty, R., Haj-Yahia, M.M., Marachi, R., Zeira, A., Perkins-Hart, S., & Pitner, R.O. (2002). The awareness of risky peer group behaviors on school grounds as predictors of students’ victimization on school grounds: Part II – junior high schools. Journal of School Violence. 1(3), 57-76.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2002). Beliefs of Jordanian women about wife beating. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26(4), 282-291.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2002). The impact of wife abuse on marital relations as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence Against Women. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(3), 273-285 

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Abdo-Kaloti, R. (2003). The rates and correlates of the  exposure of Palestinian adolescents to family violence: Toward an integrative-holistic approach. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 781-806.

 

  1.       Pitner, R.O., Astor, R.A., Benbenishty, R., Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Zeira, A. (2003). The effects of group stereotypes on adolescents’ reasoning about retribution. Child Development, 74(2), 413-425.

 

  1.       Pitner, R., Astor, R., Benbenishty, R., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Zeira, A. (2003). Adolescents' approval of peer and spousal retribution in their culture versus other cultures: The role of group stereotypes.  British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21, 221-242.

 

  1.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2003). Beliefs about wife beating among Arab men from Israel: The influence of their patriarchal ideology. Journal of Family Violence, 18(4), 193-206.

 

44.       Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2005). Can people’s patriarchal ideology predict their beliefs about wife abuse? The case of Jordanian men. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(5), 545-567.

 

45.       Marie-Alsana, W., Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Greenbaum, C.W. (2006). Violence among Arab elementary school pupils in Israel. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(1), 58-88.

 

46.       Khoury-Kassabri, M., Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Ben-Arieh, A. (2006). Adolescents’ approach toward children’s rights: Comparison between Jewish and Palestinian children from Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Children and Youth Service Review, 28(8), 1060-1073.

 

47.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & deZoysa, P. (2007). Beliefs of Sri Lankan medical students about wife beating. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(1), 26-49.

 

48.       Steinmetz, S., & Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2006). Definitions of and beliefs about wife abuse among ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from Israel. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(4), 525-554.

 

49.       Ben-Arieh, A., Khoury-Kassabri, M., &  Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2006). Generational, ethnic, and national differences in attitudes toward the rights of children in Israel and Palestine. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(3), 381-388.

 

50.       Ben-Arieh, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2006). The "geography" of child maltreatment in Israel: Findings from a national data set of cases reported to the social services. Child Abuse & Neglect, 30(9), 991-1003.

 

51.       Chou, Y.C., Haj-Yahia, M. M., Wang, F.T.Y., & Fu, L. Y. (2006). Social work in Taiwan: A historical and critical review. International Social Work, 49(6), 767-778.

 

52.       Attar, S., Benbenishty, R., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2007). Behina empirit shel cli lema'akav ahar matzavam hahitnahaguti-rigshi shel yeladim besikun be’Yisrael [An empirical examination of a measure for following-up after the behavioral-emotional situation of children at risk in Israel]. Hevra Verevaha [Society and Welfare]. 27(1), 79-100.

 

53.       Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Schiff, M. (2007). Definitions of and beliefs about wife abuse among undergraduate students of social work. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51(2), 170-190.

 

54.       Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2007). Challenges in studying the psychological effects of Palestinian children’s exposure to political violence and their coping with this traumatic experience. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(7), 691-697.

 

55.       Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Uysal, A.  (2008). Beliefs about wife beating among medical students from Turkey. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 119-133.

 

56.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Sadan, E. (2008). Battered women in collectivist societies: Intervention and empowerment. Hevra Verevaha (Hebrew) [Society and Welfare], 27(3), 423-451.

 

57.       Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Sadan, E. (2008). Issues in intervention with battered women in collectivist societies: An essay. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34(1), 1-13.

 

58.       Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Abdo-Kaloti, R.  (2008). Mental health consequences of Palestinian adolescents’ exposure to family violence. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 13(1), 1-41.

 

59.       Eldar-Avidan, D., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Greenbaum, C. W.  (2008). Money matters: Young adults' perception of the economic consequences of their parents' divorce. Journal of Family and Economic Issues29, 74-85 (1).

 

60.       Btoush, R., & Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2008). Attitudes of Jordanian society about wife abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(11), 1531-1554.

 

61.       Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2008). Political violence in retrospect: Its effect on the mental health of Palestinian adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Development32, 283-289.

 

62.       Ben-Arieh, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2008). Corporal punishment 

            of    children: A multi-generational perspective. Journal of Family Violence,

             23 (8), 687-695 (.533; 25/31).

 

63.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2008).  Attitudes of

            Palestinian  preschool teachers  from Israel toward reporting of suspected 

            cases of child abuse and neglect. Child & Family Social Work. 13, 378-390.

 

64.    Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Lugassi, R. (2008). The implications of experiencing different types of abuse in childhood for psychological distress and intimacy in early adulthood. Hevra Verevaha (Hebrew) [Society and Welfare], 28 (4), 411-440.

 

65.        Haj-Yahia, M. M.,  & de Zoysa, P. (2008). Rates and  Psychological

             effects of exposure to family violence among Sri Lankan university students.

            Child Abuse & Neglect, 32(10), 994-1002.

 

66.       Eldar-Avidan, D.,  Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Greenbaum, C. W. (2009). Divorce is part of my life… Resilience, survival and vulnerability: Young adults’ perception of the implications of parental divorce. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy34 (4), 539-555. 

 

67.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Cohen, H. H. (2009). On the lived experience of

              battered women residing in shelters. Journal of Family Violence, 24, 95-109.

 

68.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., Tishby, O., & de Zoysa, P.  (2009). Post-

             traumatic stress  disorder among Sri Lankan university students as a

             consequence of their exposure to family violence. Journal of Interpersonal

            Violence, 24(12), 2018-2038.

 

69.        Pat-Horenczyk, R., Qasrawi R., Lesack R., Haj-Yahia M. M.,  Peled O.,

             Shaheen M.,  Berger R., Garber R., & Abdeen, Z. (2009). Posttraumatic

             distress, functional impairment, and Coping among adolescents on both sides

            of  the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A  cross-cultural approach. Applied

             Psychology, 58 (4), 688-708.

 

70.       Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2010). Palestinian physicians' misconceptions about

       and  approval of wife abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25 (3), 416-

       442 (1.473; 6/31).

 

71.        Shhadi, N., Haj-Yahia, M. M.,  & Bekerman, Z. (2009). The

             significance of Moslem religion for coping with loss and bereavement: The

             case of   Palestinian families living in Israel, whose children were killed

             during the October 2000 demonstrations. Research in the Social Scientific

             Study of Religion, 20, 239-265.

 

  1. Zembylas, M., Bekerman, Z., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Shhadi, N. (2010). The politics of mourning in Cyprus and Israel: Educational implications. Compare: A Journal of International and Comparative Education, 40(5), 561-574.

 

  1. Pitner, R. O., Astor, R. A., Benbenishty, R., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Zeira, A. (2011). Putting context into cultural perspective: Examining Arab and Jewish adolescents’ judgments and reasoning about spousal retribution.  Violence against Women, 17(5), 584-602.

 

  1. Clark, C. J., Everson-Rose, S. A., Franco-Suglia, Sh., Btoush, R., Alonso, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2010). Association between exposure to political violence and intimate-partner violence in the occupied Palestinian territory: A cross-sectional study. The Lancet, 375, 310-316. Clark, C. J., Everson-Rose, S. A., Franco-Suglia, Sh., Btoush, R., Alonso, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2010). Association between exposure to political violence and intimate-partner violence in the occupied Palestinian territory: A cross-sectional study. Authors’ Response. The Lancet, 375, 1252-1253

 

75.        Guterman, N. B., Haj-Yahia, M. M., Vorhies, V., Ismayilova, L., &  Leshem,

              B. (2010). Help-seeking and internal obstacles to receiving support in the

              wake of community violence exposure: The case of Arab and Jewish

              adolescents in Israel. Journal of Child and Family Studies19(6),  687-696.

 

  1. Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Uysal, A. (2011). Towards an integrative theoretical

framework for explaining beliefs about wife beating: A study among students of nursing from Turkey, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26 (7), 1401-1431.

 

  1. Wolfsfeld, L., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2010). Learning and supervisory styles

in the training of social workers. The Clinical Supervisor, 29(1), 68-994.

 

  1. Leshem, B., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Guterman, N. (2011). Characteristics of

Israeli Jewish youth exposure to community violence and their relevance the demographic and support variables. Hevra Verevaha (Hebrew) [Society and Welfare], 31(1), 61-90.

 

79.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., Leshem, B., & Guterman, N. B.  (2011).

       Exposure to community violence among Arab youth in Israel: Rates

       and characteristic.  Journal of Community Psychology,  39(2), 136-151.

 

80.        Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2011). Contextualizing interventions with battered

        women in collectivist societies: Issues and controversies. Aggression and

        Violent Behavior, 16, 331-339.

 

81.         Haj-Yahia, M. M., Wilson, R. M., & Naqvi, S. A. (2012).  Justification,

               perception of severity and harm, and criminalization of wife abuse in the

               Palestinian society. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(10), 1932-1958.

 

82.       Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Clark, C. (2013). Intimate partner violence

               in the occupied Palestinian territory: Prevalence and risk factors. Journal of

               Family Violence, 28, 797-809.

 

83.      Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2013). Attitudes of Palestinian physicians toward wife

             abuse: Their definitions, perceptions of causes, and perceptions of appropriate

             interventions. Violence against Women,19(3), 376-399.

 

84.       Haj-Yahia, M. M.,  Leshem, B., & Guterman, N. (2013). The rates and

            characteristics of  the exposure of Palestinian youth to community violence,

            Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(11), 2223-2249.

 

85.       Sousa, C. A., Haj-Yahia, M. M., Feldman, G., & Lee, J. (2013). Individual and

             collective dimensions of resilience within political violence. Trauma,

             Violence, & Abuse, 14(3), 235-254.

 

86.        Vorhies-Klodnick, V., Guterman, N., Haj-Yahia, M. M., &

              Leshem, B. (S, C) (2014). Exploring adolescent community violence

              exposure and posttraumatic stress cross-culturally in Israel. Journal of

              Community Psychology, 42(1), 47-60.

 

87.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., Sousa, C., Al-Nabilsy, R., & Elias, H. (2015). The

              influence of Palestinian physicians’ patriarchal ideology and

             exposure to family violence on their beliefs about wife beating. Journal of

             Family Violence, 30, 263-276. 

 

88.         Barni, D., Knafo, A., Ben-Arieh, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2014). Parent-

              child value similarity across and within cultures. Journal of Cross Cultural

               Psychology, 45(6), 853-867.

 

89.         Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Bargal, D. (2015). Exposure to family violence,

               perceived psychological adjustment of parents, and the development of post-

               traumatic stress symptoms among Palestinian university students.  Journal

              of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (16), 2928-2958.

 

90.           Leshem, B., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Guterman, N. B. (2015).    The

                characteristics of help seeking among Palestinian adolescents following

                 Exposure to community violence. Children and Youth Services Review, 49,

                 1-10.

 

91.         Leshem, B., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Guterman, N. B. (2016).

              The role of family and teacher support in post-traumatic stress symptoms

              among Palestinian adolescents exposed to community violence. Journal of

             Child and Family Studies, 25, 488-502.

 

92.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Shen, A. C. T. (2017). Beliefs about wife     beating among social work students in Taiwan. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 61(9), 1038-1062.

 

93.       Sousa, C., Yacoubian, K., Flaherty-Fishette, P., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2018). The co-occurrence and unique mental health effects of political violence and intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(2), 268-292.

 

94.       Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Zaatut, A. (2018). Beliefs of Palestinian women from Israel about the responsibility and punishment of violent husbands and about helping battered women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence33(3), 442-467.

 

95.        Elias, H., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2017). Therapists' perceptions of their encounter with sex offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 61(10), 1151-1170.

 

96.        Zaatut, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2016). Beliefs about wife beating among Palestinian women from Israel: The effect of their endorsement of patriarchal ideology. Feminism & Psychology, 26 (4), 405-425.

 

97.        Elias, H., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2019). On the lived experience of sex offenders' therapists: Their perceptions of intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences and patterns of coping. Journal of Interpersonal Violence34(4), 848-872.

 

98.        Haj-Yahia, M. M., Leshem, B.,  & Guterman, N. B. (2018). The role of family and teacher support in moderating and mediating externalized and internalized outcomes of exposure to community violence among Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62 (14), 4465-4488.

 

99.        Darawshy Ali-Saleh, N., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2018). Internalizing and

            externalizing symptoms among Palestinian adolescents from Israel as

            consequences of their exposure to community violence: Are they moderated

            by their self-efficacy and collective efficacy? Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 61-

            73.

 

100.     Darawshy Ali-Saleh, N., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2018). Self-efficacy and

            collective efficacy as moderators of the psychological consequences of

            exposure of Palestinian parents in Israel to community violence. International

             Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(13), 4236-

            4256.

 

101.      Darawshy Ali-Saleh, N., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2018). Palestinian

             adolescents' exposure to community violence and internalizing and

            externalizing symptoms: parental factors as mediators. Children and Youth

            Services Review, 95, 397-406.

 

102.      Haj-Yahia, M. M., Hassan-Abbas, N. Malka, M., & Sokar, Sh. (2019).

             Exposure to family violence in childhood, self-efficacy, and posttraumatic

             stress symptoms in young adulthood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence

            (forthcoming).

 

103.      Haj-Yahia, M. M., Sokar, Sh., Hassan-Abbas, N., & Malka, M. (2019). The

             relationship between exposure to family violence in childhood and post-

             traumatic stress symptoms in young adulthood: The mediating role of social

             support. Child Abuse & Neglect, 92, 126-138.  

 

104.      Vass, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (in press). "Pay attention to me": Children's

              subjective perceptions of the process of leaving home with their mothers to

              shelters for battered women. Violence Against Women (forthcoming).

 

105.       Vass, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (in press). "Which home are we going back to?" Children's lived  experiences after leaving shelters for battered women.

               Children and Youth Services Review (forthcoming).