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dc.contributor.authorStoppelman, Lynn Ballarden
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:46Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:46Zen
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en
dc.identifier.otheretd-07312004-132130en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10050en
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
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartAppendices.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartOpening.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartResearch.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectAbandonmenten
dc.subjectInternal Working Modelsen
dc.subjectAutomatic Arousalen
dc.subjectDomestic Violenceen
dc.subjectCouples Conflicten
dc.subjectAdult Attachmenten
dc.titleIntimate Partner Violence in Heterosexual Couples Viewed Through the Lens of Attachmenten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMarriage and Family Therapyen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineMarriage and Family Therapyen
dc.contributor.committeechairRosen, Karen H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFew-Demo, April L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberStith, Sandra M.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07312004-132130en
dc.date.sdate2004-07-31en
dc.date.rdate2004-08-05en
dc.date.adate2004-08-05en


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