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dc.contributor.advisor Few, April en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Stith, Sandra M. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Rosen, Karen H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Stoppelman, Lynn Ballard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-06T16:02:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-06T16:02:46Z
dc.date.issued 2004-07-22 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-07312004-132130 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/10050
dc.description.abstract The 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.medium ETD en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US
dc.relation.haspart Appendices.pdf en_US
dc.relation.haspart Opening.pdf en_US
dc.relation.haspart Research.pdf en_US
dc.rights The 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.uri http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07312004-132130 en_US
dc.subject Abandonment en_US
dc.subject Internal Working Models en_US
dc.subject Automatic Arousal en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Couples Conflict en_US
dc.subject Adult Attachment en_US
dc.title INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES VIEWED THROUGH THE LENS OF ATTACHMENT en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Marriage and Family Therapy en_US
dc.description.degree MS en_US

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