The Lived Experience of Adolescent Dating Violence: A Follow-Up Study of the Effects and Consequences of Sharing the Secret

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155390
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Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Adolescent Dating Violence: A Follow-Up Study of the Effects and Consequences of Sharing the Secret
Abstract:
The Lived Experience of Adolescent Dating Violence: A Follow-Up Study of the Effects and Consequences of Sharing the Secret
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Wilk, Nancy C., DNS, WHCNP
P.I. Institution Name:University at Buffalo
Title:Research Assistant Professor
Adolescent dating violence is a public health problem that encompasses physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the context of a dating relationship that can result in serious physical and emotional consequences for the adolescent. This study is a follow-up to a study of the lived experience of dating violence conducted by this author. The research question was, "What are the effects of the practice of telling a story of violence on subsequent relationships, emotional health, and decision-making?" A qualitative approach of interpretive phenomenology based on the philosophical underpinnings of Heideggarian Hermeneutics was used for this study. Five women who participated in the original study were interviewed and asked to explain the "practice" of becoming aware that the violence in their dating relationship was unacceptable and how the experience of telling their story of violence affected them. They were asked to describe the decision-making practices they had used since their abusive relationships began, and the negative and positive consequences of these decisions. Demographic questions were asked to explore the participant's dating relationships since the initial interview and whether they perpetrated or were victimized by violence. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using a seven-stage process as described by Diekelmann, Allen and Tanner for themes, meanings and understanding. Preliminary themes are discussed in relation to the research question. The significance of this study is that it assists health care providers and other professionals that work with victims of dating violence to more clearly understand when violence becomes unacceptable, and how this influences the decision making practices young women use in their relationships. If these practices are known, they can be utilized as the basis for developing interventions, assessing for violence and educating adolescent patients about dating violence so that violence can be prevented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Adolescent Dating Violence: A Follow-Up Study of the Effects and Consequences of Sharing the Secreten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155390-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Lived Experience of Adolescent Dating Violence: A Follow-Up Study of the Effects and Consequences of Sharing the Secret</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilk, Nancy C., DNS, WHCNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University at Buffalo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nwilk@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Adolescent dating violence is a public health problem that encompasses physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the context of a dating relationship that can result in serious physical and emotional consequences for the adolescent. This study is a follow-up to a study of the lived experience of dating violence conducted by this author. The research question was, &quot;What are the effects of the practice of telling a story of violence on subsequent relationships, emotional health, and decision-making?&quot; A qualitative approach of interpretive phenomenology based on the philosophical underpinnings of Heideggarian Hermeneutics was used for this study. Five women who participated in the original study were interviewed and asked to explain the &quot;practice&quot; of becoming aware that the violence in their dating relationship was unacceptable and how the experience of telling their story of violence affected them. They were asked to describe the decision-making practices they had used since their abusive relationships began, and the negative and positive consequences of these decisions. Demographic questions were asked to explore the participant's dating relationships since the initial interview and whether they perpetrated or were victimized by violence. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using a seven-stage process as described by Diekelmann, Allen and Tanner for themes, meanings and understanding. Preliminary themes are discussed in relation to the research question. The significance of this study is that it assists health care providers and other professionals that work with victims of dating violence to more clearly understand when violence becomes unacceptable, and how this influences the decision making practices young women use in their relationships. If these practices are known, they can be utilized as the basis for developing interventions, assessing for violence and educating adolescent patients about dating violence so that violence can be prevented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:47:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:47:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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