Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Responses to Informal Abuse Disclosure Within the Mexican Heritage Community
by Hart, Angela C., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 127; 13857490
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ahrens, Courtney
Commitee: Galvez, Gino, Correa-Chavez, Maricela
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
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
Publication Number: 13857490
ISBN: 9781085561198
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