The aim of this mixed methods study was to first examine: 1) how ethnic identity influences disclosure choice; and 2) how the types of abuse experienced influence reactions received from friends and family. This was done via a quantitative survey of 60 female Mexican heritage survivors of IPV. Results indicated there was no association between ethnic identity and informal disclosure choice (χ2(1) = 0.48, p = 0.49), as well as no association between ethnic identity and formal disclosure choice (χ2(1) = .07, p = 0.79). Coercive Control significantly predicted Blaming responses, β = .53, t(32) = 2.27, p = .007. A qualitative dataset of 43 in- person interviews from Mexican heritage survivors was then analyzed in order to understand the role cultural values play in experiences of disclosure. Inductive thematic analysis revealed the emergence of two new codes – intervention and indifference -- not previously accounted for in the SRQ.
|Commitee:||Galvez, Gino, Correa-Chavez, Maricela|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Social research, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Disclosure, Domestic abuse, Help-seeking, Intimate partner violence, Social reactions|
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