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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161666
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Formerly abused women: Relation of self concept to reason for leaving (DISS)
Abstract:
Formerly abused women: Relation of self concept to reason for leaving (DISS)
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:1991
Author:Ulrich, Yvonne, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Wichita State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Health Professions Department of Nursing 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS, 67208-1595, USA
Contact Telephone:316.689.3610
Research has focused on factors associated with women's leaving

violent relationships but little is known about the woman's

decision making. In a descriptive correlational design, 51

predominantly white volunteers, in rural and metropolitan areas of

two midwestern states, who had left violent relationships were

interviewed, and tested with the Tennessee Self Concept Scale TSCS

(Fitts, 1965) and the Extended Personal Attributes Questionnaire

EPAQ (Spence & Helmreich, 1984), to inform the question, What is

the relationship between women's reason(s) for leaving the abusive

partner and women's self concept? Nurse observations (Ulrich,

1984) of formerly abused women describing reasons for leaving

violence stimulated the question and a sub-hypothesis, The

predominant mode of relational statements of reason(s) is related

to self definition, derived from study of women's reasoning in

moral choice (Lyons, 1983: Gilligan, 1982). Content analysis

yielded: 1) a classification or reasons and 2) relational

statements associated with reasons and self definition.



Spontaneous assertions of leaving as Process (N=13) accompanied

reasons of Safety (N=41), Denendency (N=3), and Personal Growth

(N=42). The mode of the relational statements associated with

reasons and self descriptions, 47 percent and 70 percent connected

and 52 percent and 31 percent separate respectively, shifted toward

the connected mode. The self definition relational statements

were verbalized as simultaneous care for self and other, based on

a history of accommodation, or taking abuse from another, and

suggest a changed or changing self. Mixed reliabilities from one

of three judged mandate caution in interpretation, but the

presence of the relational statements and their content offer

another dimension to understanding the women's experience.



The mean TSCS self esteem score, 343.86 correlated with EPAQ

socially desirable masculine and feminine, and negatively with

socially undesirable feminine selflessness scales. TSCS and EPAQ

alpha coefficients as well as retest scores (returned 1 to 3

months) were adequate.



Self-report retrospective data from the non-random sample limit

generalizability; however, exploration of the women's decision to

leave support hypotheses for educative and supportive interventions

with potentially or currently physically abused adolescent and

adult women.
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.titleFormerly abused women: Relation of self concept to reason for leaving (DISS)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161666-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Formerly abused women: Relation of self concept to reason for leaving (DISS)</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ulrich, Yvonne, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Wichita State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Health Professions Department of Nursing 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS, 67208-1595, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">316.689.3610</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Research has focused on factors associated with women's leaving<br/><br/>violent relationships but little is known about the woman's<br/><br/>decision making. In a descriptive correlational design, 51<br/><br/>predominantly white volunteers, in rural and metropolitan areas of<br/><br/>two midwestern states, who had left violent relationships were<br/><br/>interviewed, and tested with the Tennessee Self Concept Scale TSCS<br/><br/>(Fitts, 1965) and the Extended Personal Attributes Questionnaire<br/><br/>EPAQ (Spence &amp; Helmreich, 1984), to inform the question, What is<br/><br/>the relationship between women's reason(s) for leaving the abusive<br/><br/>partner and women's self concept? Nurse observations (Ulrich,<br/><br/>1984) of formerly abused women describing reasons for leaving<br/><br/>violence stimulated the question and a sub-hypothesis, The<br/><br/>predominant mode of relational statements of reason(s) is related<br/><br/>to self definition, derived from study of women's reasoning in<br/><br/>moral choice (Lyons, 1983: Gilligan, 1982). Content analysis<br/><br/>yielded: 1) a classification or reasons and 2) relational<br/><br/>statements associated with reasons and self definition.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Spontaneous assertions of leaving as Process (N=13) accompanied<br/><br/>reasons of Safety (N=41), Denendency (N=3), and Personal Growth<br/><br/>(N=42). The mode of the relational statements associated with<br/><br/>reasons and self descriptions, 47 percent and 70 percent connected<br/><br/>and 52 percent and 31 percent separate respectively, shifted toward<br/><br/>the connected mode. The self definition relational statements<br/><br/>were verbalized as simultaneous care for self and other, based on<br/><br/>a history of accommodation, or taking abuse from another, and<br/><br/>suggest a changed or changing self. Mixed reliabilities from one<br/><br/>of three judged mandate caution in interpretation, but the<br/><br/>presence of the relational statements and their content offer<br/><br/>another dimension to understanding the women's experience.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The mean TSCS self esteem score, 343.86 correlated with EPAQ<br/><br/>socially desirable masculine and feminine, and negatively with<br/><br/>socially undesirable feminine selflessness scales. TSCS and EPAQ<br/><br/>alpha coefficients as well as retest scores (returned 1 to 3<br/><br/>months) were adequate.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Self-report retrospective data from the non-random sample limit<br/><br/>generalizability; however, exploration of the women's decision to<br/><br/>leave support hypotheses for educative and supportive interventions<br/><br/>with potentially or currently physically abused adolescent and<br/><br/>adult women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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