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dc.contributor.authorAmatya, Kaushalendraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T06:00:21Z
dc.date.available2015-10-30T06:00:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-07en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:3029en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/63887
dc.description.abstractWitnessing partner violence (WPV) in childhood and adolescence can have significant impact on psychological functioning throughout development. Studies have shown that parenting factors, perceived social support, coping strategies, age at exposure, and gender can influence the relationship between WPV and outcomes. Although WPV can have serious implications towards emotion regulation abilities, empirical research on the link between WPV and emotion regulation is inadequate. The current study examined the associations between the frequency and types of WPV in childhood and adolescence and emotion dysregulation in adulthood. The study further explored the roles of parental bonds, social support, coping strategies, age at exposure, and gender as moderators in the relationship between WPV and emotion dysregulation. Data were collected using an undergraduate sample at Virginia Tech (N = 1040). Results indicated that verbal violence exposure was a significant predictor of emotion dysregulation while physical violence and total WPV were not. Parental warmth moderated the relationship between all three types of WPV and emotion dysregulation, while parental control and age of onset were moderators for total and physical WPV. Social support moderated the relationship between verbal violence exposure and emotion dysregulation. Coping strategies and gender were not found to be significant moderators. Exploratory analyses were conducted to further explore these relationships. The findings and their implications are discussed.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectWitnessing Partner Violenceen_US
dc.subjectEmotion Dysregulationen_US
dc.subjectParental Bondsen_US
dc.subjectSocial Supporten_US
dc.subjectCopingen_US
dc.subjectAge of Onseten_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titleWitnessing Partner Violence in Childhood: Factors Influencing Emotion Regulation Difficulties in College Studentsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, Russell T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDeater-Deckard, Kirbyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberScarpa-Friedman, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOllendick, Thomas H.en_US


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