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Group treatment of men who are abusive : Counsellors' perceptions of what variables impact dropout / Marcel Daniel Sikkema

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dc.contributor.advisor McBride, Dawn Lorraine Sikkema, Marcel Daniel University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education 2012-02-15T20:41:27Z 2012-02-15T20:41:27Z 2011
dc.description xvii, 174 leaves ; 28 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the perceptions of counsellors who provide group counselling for abusive men regarding what characteristics differentiate program dropouts from program completers. A total of 37 counsellors participated via an online-based or paper-based survey. The respondents rated 44 different client variables from four different categories (demographic, psychological, client-group, and client-therapist) on their impact on a client‟s likelihood to drop out of the program. The results were analyzed using chi square analyses, Mann Whitney U Tests and Kendall‟s tau-b correlations to determine the extent to which these variables were judged to impact dropout and how these results interacted with respondents‟ characteristics including demographic variables as well as experience and training variables. The results confirmed that many of the variables found in previous literature to discriminate between these two groups do operate in this way. Additionally, the results suggest several new sets of variables that could be helpful including batterer typology variables, stages of change variables and stages of group development variables. The implications of the findings are discussed with regards to their application in developing and facilitating group programs for abusive men with a view to identifying and intervening with potential dropout clients such that they are more likely to complete the program. The thesis concludes by discussing future research opportunities in this area and outlining the limitations of the study. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Abusive men -- Counseling of en_US
dc.subject Dropout behavior, Prediction of en_US
dc.subject Group psychotherapy en_US
dc.subject Family violence en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Group treatment of men who are abusive : Counsellors' perceptions of what variables impact dropout / Marcel Daniel Sikkema en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US Masters

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