Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Number of Pages

68

Abstract

Victims of domestic violence are often blamed for the violence they experience. Previous research has found that these victims experience many psychological difficulties while in the relationship. Fifty women that differed in amount of time out of their abusive situations were studied. Each subject completed the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS), and a brief demographic sheet; It was hypothesized that the longer the women had been out of the relationship the lower the levels of psychopathology they would exhibit. Results indicated that psychopathology levels did not significantly correlate with length of time since termination. Correlations were.0631 and.0295 both of which were non-significant (p {dollar}>{dollar}.05); It was also hypothesized that women who had been out of the relationship a year or more would begin to resemble the normative data of the MMPI-2. Z-test results were 3.93 and 4.34 p {dollar}<{dollar}.01; and t-test results were 5.55 and 5.34 p {dollar}<{dollar}.01. The findings of this study indicate that despite termination these women continue to have serious difficulties.

Keywords

Abuse; Domestic; Effects; Psychopathology; Relationship; Termination; Violence; Women

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology; Social psychology; Women's studies

File Format

pdf

File Size

1208.32 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/yaut-nuds


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