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dc.contributor.advisorFew, Aprilen_US
dc.contributor.advisorStith, Sandra M.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorRosen, Karen H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStoppelman, Lynn Ballarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:46Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:46Z
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07312004-132130en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10050
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the suitability of using Bowlby'­s attachment theory as a lens to study intimate partner violence. Extant data from thirty couples self-reporting violence in their relationship, was used. Individual audiotaped interviews from a study unrelated to attachment were transcribed. Ten interviews (five couples) were selected for coding. Applying the modified analytic induction method, as outlined by Gilgun, the data fell into thematic categories that provided a foundation for a narrative about each dyadic system. Representative constructs such as internal working models, adult attachment, caregiving, automatic arousal and abandonment, emerged naturally from the data. The iterative nature of the methodology demanded continual refinement and refocusing. The participants'­ words painted the picture of violence in their relationship. Direct quotes authenticated the research and gave it an experiential aspect. Results demonstrated that attachment theory is an excellent lens through which to study intimate partner violence, suggesting it be embraced in future family systems research.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendices.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartOpening.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartResearch.pdfen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.source.urihttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07312004-132130en_US
dc.subjectAbandonmenten_US
dc.subjectInternal Working Modelsen_US
dc.subjectAutomatic Arousalen_US
dc.subjectDomestic Violenceen_US
dc.subjectCouples Conflicten_US
dc.subjectAdult Attachmenten_US
dc.titleINTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES VIEWED THROUGH THE LENS OF ATTACHMENTen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMarriage and Family Therapyen_US
dc.description.degreeMSen_US


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