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Title:Communication, Gender Identity, Stigma, and Relational Uncertainty Among Male and Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Author(s):Eckstein, Jessica Jo
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Knobloch, Leanne
Department / Program:Speech Communication
Discipline:Speech Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Gender Studies
Abstract:Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious social problem. This research provides an initial step toward understanding the communication surrounding IPV victimization. This study examined communication, gender identity, stigma, and relational uncertainty for victims of IPV. Former victims ( N = 345, n = 106 males, n = 239 females) of IPV in heterosexual, romantic relationships participated in a quantitative, online, retrospective, self-report study. Results indicated that men and women differed in their IPV experiences and reactions to abuse. However, people's IPV experiences and outcomes corresponded more with IPV types (i.e., psychological versus physical), IPV relationships (i.e., situational couple violence versus intimate terrorism), and gender (i.e., femininity versus masculinity) than with biological sex. The study concludes with a discussion of how the results both reinforce and challenge current theorizing about IPV, gender, stigma, and relational uncertainty.
Issue Date:2009
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:175 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87546
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3392005
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2009


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