Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A comparison of intimate partner violence reporting and stigma consciousness among same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples
by Quiroz, David, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 63; 1604878
Abstract (Summary)

The present study examined the possible relationship between sexual orientation, stigma consciousness, and intimate partner violence reporting (IPV). The study focused on the influence of sexual orientation on decision to report, reasons for reporting, and history of IPV. The study explored the relationship between stigma consciousness and decision to report, reasons for reporting, history of intimate partner violence, and ability to identify discriminatory reasons in reporting decisions and who IPV was reported to regarding same-sex IPV. Twenty-two participants filled out a demographic questionnaire and a self-made qualitative survey regarding IPV experiences/reporting. Those who experienced same-sex IPV filled out a modified stigma consciousness questionnaire. Results showed sexual orientation and stigma consciousness were not significant factors regarding decision to report, reasons for reporting, and history of IPV among opposite-sex and same-sex IPV. Exploratory and overall results suggest a possible correlation between stigma consciousness and same-sex IPV reporting.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ghafoori, Bita
Commitee: Forrest, Laura, Hayashino, Diane
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social psychology, GLBT Studies, Criminology
Keywords: Comparison, Intimate partner violence, Police, Reporting, Same sex, Stigma consciousness
Publication Number: 1604878
ISBN: 978-1-339-29277-9
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