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More than just bruises : psychological trauma in women who have experienced domestic abuse

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dc.contributor.advisor Gunn, Thelma
dc.contributor.author Nesbitt, Jessi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-05T18:56:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-05T18:56:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3151
dc.description xiii, 156 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract For women who have experienced domestic abuse, it is well acknowledged that wounds endured are often not just physical, but emotional and psychological as well. As the consequences of experiencing domestic abuse can be severe, it is important to understand how one’s sufferings of physical and/or non-physical forms of abuse are related to the amount and type of psychological trauma symptoms experienced. As such, this project sought to understand the relationship between types of domestic abuse and psychological trauma symptoms. Examining 50 women who had been at involved in a group counselling program at Calgary Counselling Centre, this research found interesting results. Specifically, results indicated that psychological trauma symptoms were related to experiences of physical abuse, as well as non-physical abuse. When these relationships were independently analyzed it was found that non-physical abuses had a stronger relationship with psychological trauma symptoms. These findings were congruent with other research literature, exemplifying the damaging consequences physical and non-physical experiences of domestic abuse can have. Further, it may provoke further research examining the unique and often psychologically damaging consequences non-physical abuses can have. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2010 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Family violence -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Wife abuse -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Abused women -- Mental health -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Abused women -- Psychology -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Abused wives -- Mental health -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Abused wives -- Psychology -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Psychologically abused women -- Alberta -- Mental health en_US
dc.title More than just bruises : psychological trauma in women who have experienced domestic abuse en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US

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