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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159745
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Life Course Typology of Adults Who Experienced Sexual Violence
Abstract:
Life Course Typology of Adults Who Experienced Sexual Violence
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Draucker, Claire, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44236, USA
Contact Telephone:330-650-6151
Co-Authors:C.B. Draucker, D.S. Martsolf, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;
Problem: Significant strides have been made in identifying the prevalence and consequences of interpersonal violence. Progress in understanding the complexity of interpersonal violence has been hindered, however, because researchers tend to focus on one type of violence occurring during a specific developmental period (e.g., childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault). Research approaches that capture the multi-dimensional and longitudinal nature of violence by uncovering meaningful life patterns in heterogeneous samples of violence-exposed individuals are needed. Purpose: To develop a life course typology of individuals who have been exposed to sexual violence. Conceptual Framework: Classic narrative theory (Bruner, Sarbin, Polkinghorne). Method: Interview narratives of 121 adult women and men who participated in an on-going, qualitative study of women's and men's responses to sexual violence provided the data. The authors combined a narrative approach (holistic-content and holistic-form analysis) to describe the life courses of the participants and a qualitative person-oriented approach (cross-case analysis) to identify meaningful sub-groups within the total sample. Results: A typology of six groups of violence-exposed individuals was developed. The groups were named by themes that best described the common life courses of the members. The six groups are: (a) life of turmoil, (b) life of struggles, (c) diminished life, (d) taking control of life, (e), finding peace in life, and (f) getting life back to normal. The life patterns and structural characteristics of the narratives that differentiate the groups will be discussed. Discussion: This work exemplifies a promising strategy for identifying sub-groups of violence-exposed individuals within a heterogeneous sample. Such a typology could aid the development of treatment approaches that consider both the substance and the structure of an individual's life course, rather than target one specific type of violence.
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.titleLife Course Typology of Adults Who Experienced Sexual Violenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159745-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Life Course Typology of Adults Who Experienced Sexual Violence</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Draucker, Claire, 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-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44236, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330-650-6151</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cdraucke@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C.B. Draucker, D.S. Martsolf, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Significant strides have been made in identifying the prevalence and consequences of interpersonal violence. Progress in understanding the complexity of interpersonal violence has been hindered, however, because researchers tend to focus on one type of violence occurring during a specific developmental period (e.g., childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault). Research approaches that capture the multi-dimensional and longitudinal nature of violence by uncovering meaningful life patterns in heterogeneous samples of violence-exposed individuals are needed. Purpose: To develop a life course typology of individuals who have been exposed to sexual violence. Conceptual Framework: Classic narrative theory (Bruner, Sarbin, Polkinghorne). Method: Interview narratives of 121 adult women and men who participated in an on-going, qualitative study of women's and men's responses to sexual violence provided the data. The authors combined a narrative approach (holistic-content and holistic-form analysis) to describe the life courses of the participants and a qualitative person-oriented approach (cross-case analysis) to identify meaningful sub-groups within the total sample. Results: A typology of six groups of violence-exposed individuals was developed. The groups were named by themes that best described the common life courses of the members. The six groups are: (a) life of turmoil, (b) life of struggles, (c) diminished life, (d) taking control of life, (e), finding peace in life, and (f) getting life back to normal. The life patterns and structural characteristics of the narratives that differentiate the groups will be discussed. Discussion: This work exemplifies a promising strategy for identifying sub-groups of violence-exposed individuals within a heterogeneous sample. Such a typology could aid the development of treatment approaches that consider both the substance and the structure of an individual's life course, rather than target one specific type of violence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:17:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:17:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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