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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Sonie
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-12T17:28:34Z
dc.date.available2020-05-12T17:28:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2470-3958
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/15
dc.description.abstractAccording to works by Jenifer Lunden (2013), James W. Pennebaker (2007), and other researchers, narrative writing has proven to be beneficial in helping people recover from traumatic events. Therefore, the use of the narrative writing technique can be a valuable way to assess the dimensions of wellness of survivors of domestic violence. A greater focus on restoration is imperative to developing and maintaining stability, which will result in a better quality of life for survivors, after trauma, displacement, and living in shelters. This study combined personal narrative with research for the purpose of understanding Dr. Bill Hettler�s (1976) �The Six Dimensions of Wellness� of domestic violence survivors, living in a shelter. Participants answered prepared survey questions regarding their occupational, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional wellness. The study brought about self-realization for the woman, resulting in a more positive attitude, and insights to areas that they need to address in order to improve the quality of their lives.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOffice of the Vice President for Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe UTSA Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Work;Volume 1
dc.subjectDimensions of wellnessen_US
dc.subjectillnessesen_US
dc.subjectself-sufficiencyen_US
dc.titleWriting Towards Wellness: The Power of Personal Narratives for Survivors of Domestic Violenceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.departmentEnglish


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