Young Women 's Accounts Of Intimate Partner Violence During Adolescence And Subsequent Recovery Processes
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Reynolds, F. C. (2011). Young women 's accounts of intimate partner violence during adolescence and subsequent recovery processes: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 84(3), 314-334.
Statement of purpose
The purpose of this study was to explore three young women’s understandings of why they had been vulnerable to IPV in their mid-to-late adolescence years, what their experiences of IPV were like, and to find out how they developed their recovery processes. The study also provides a view on the resilience process amongst these women as well. There’s an aim towards the exploration of the reflection they had on their negative experiences with IPV from their adolescents years and throughout their recovery phases.
This study consisted of three women between the ages of 21-25. Two of these women were social work students, while the other was a receptionist. Their experiences with IPV occurred during their adolescent years between the ages of 15-19. All of these women were white, unmarried and were residents of London. They each described having a good relationship with at least one of their parents prior to the abusive experiences. Six women were recruited based on having endured a psychologically traumatic experience during their adolescent from which they had recovered. Once chosen, they were interviewed and recounted various traumatic events. This particular study