Listening to the Voices: How Adolescents Make Sense of Troubled Dating Relationships

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158884
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Listening to the Voices: How Adolescents Make Sense of Troubled Dating Relationships
Abstract:
Listening to the Voices: How Adolescents Make Sense of Troubled Dating Relationships
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Martsolf, Donna, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Contact Address:347 Henderson Hall, College of Nursing, Kent, OH, 44242, USA
Contact Telephone:330.672.8822
Co-Authors:D.S. Martsolf, C.B. Draucker, L.C. Bednarz, J. Lea, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;
Purpose: As many as 1/3 of adolescent dating relationships have been shown to be troubled by verbal, emotional, sexual, or physical maltreatment by one or both of the partners. The purpose of this study was to develop a theoretical framework to explain the process by which adolescents incorporate the views of important others in making sense of their troubled dating relationships. Theoretical Framework: This study used qualitative methods based on the philosophical foundation of symbolic interactionism. Participants: Forty-six females and 24 males ages 18-21who had experienced troubled dating relationships between ages 13 and 18. Methodology: Grounded theory methods were used to analyze transcribed interviews conducted with the 70 participants. Constant comparative data analysis techniques were used to develop the theory. Four researchers constructed the theory using a team approach to ensure that findings were based on the data. A detailed audit trail of the decision process used in developing the theory was maintained. Numerous direct quotes from participant transcripts provide support for the theory. Results: The basic social process by which adolescents incorporate the views of important others (including peers, parents, siblings, teachers, and coaches, among others) in making sense of their troubled dating relationships was named 'Listening to the Voices'. Interactional processes that contribute to the core social process include: preventing the challenging voices, deflecting the irksome voices, succumbing to the demanding voices, soliciting confirming voices, considering the cautionary voices, and heeding the knowing voices. Conclusions: Professionals who work with adolescents can use this model to guide them in deciding how and when to offer input about troubled dating relationships. The model can also be used to counsel parents and friends of adolescents who are in such relationships.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleListening to the Voices: How Adolescents Make Sense of Troubled Dating Relationshipsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158884-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Listening to the Voices: How Adolescents Make Sense of Troubled Dating Relationships</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Martsolf, Donna, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">347 Henderson Hall, College of Nursing, Kent, OH, 44242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.672.8822</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dmartsol@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D.S. Martsolf, C.B. Draucker, L.C. Bednarz, J. Lea, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: As many as 1/3 of adolescent dating relationships have been shown to be troubled by verbal, emotional, sexual, or physical maltreatment by one or both of the partners. The purpose of this study was to develop a theoretical framework to explain the process by which adolescents incorporate the views of important others in making sense of their troubled dating relationships. Theoretical Framework: This study used qualitative methods based on the philosophical foundation of symbolic interactionism. Participants: Forty-six females and 24 males ages 18-21who had experienced troubled dating relationships between ages 13 and 18. Methodology: Grounded theory methods were used to analyze transcribed interviews conducted with the 70 participants. Constant comparative data analysis techniques were used to develop the theory. Four researchers constructed the theory using a team approach to ensure that findings were based on the data. A detailed audit trail of the decision process used in developing the theory was maintained. Numerous direct quotes from participant transcripts provide support for the theory. Results: The basic social process by which adolescents incorporate the views of important others (including peers, parents, siblings, teachers, and coaches, among others) in making sense of their troubled dating relationships was named 'Listening to the Voices'. Interactional processes that contribute to the core social process include: preventing the challenging voices, deflecting the irksome voices, succumbing to the demanding voices, soliciting confirming voices, considering the cautionary voices, and heeding the knowing voices. Conclusions: Professionals who work with adolescents can use this model to guide them in deciding how and when to offer input about troubled dating relationships. The model can also be used to counsel parents and friends of adolescents who are in such relationships.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:29:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:29:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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