Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploration of Lived Experiences of Physically Abused Female Intimate Partners in Jamaica
by Henry, Vivette M., Ph.D., Regent University, 2014, 333; 3667864
Abstract (Summary)

There is a dearth of literature focusing on domestic violence within the Jamaican culture. This study addresses the paucity of literature related to physical abuse of females in intimate heterosexual relationships in Jamaica. This qualitative, transcendental, phenomenological study was designed to gain insight into the abusive worlds of these women based on their stories told in their own voices. Identification of their reasons for remaining in their abusive contexts was also explored. Eleven women, no longer in their abusive relationships, participated. Results revealed four major themes: (a) faith, (b) hope, (c) poor judgment, and (d) secrecy. A strong call to address faith teachings and application of scriptures related explicitly to abuse within intimate partner relationships emerged from the results.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Leitch-Alford, Linda
Commitee: Stupart, Yvette V., Underwood, Lee A.
School: Regent University
Department: School of Psychology and Counseling
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-A 76/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Caribbean Studies, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Female, Jamaica, Phenomenology, Physical abuse
Publication Number: 3667864
ISBN: 978-1-321-42404-1
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