Voices from the silent ranks: narratives of leaving an abusive military marriage

dc.contributor.advisorDuffey, Thelma
dc.contributor.authorKern, Erin Owen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHaberstroh, Shane
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRobertson, Derek
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWarren, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-12T14:40:50Z
dc.date.available2024-02-12T14:40:50Z
dc.date.issued2015
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dc.description.abstractResearch regarding experiences of and advocacy for military service members is prevalent, particularly with the current returning influx to the United States. Similarly, research around civilian female experiences of and escape from intimate partner violence is abundant. However, there is severely limited literature on the experiences of military wives who have successfully left abusive marriages. This narrative research study focused on the stories of civilian women who left abusive marriages to a military service member. Eight women were interviewed as a part of this research. Their interviews were transcribed and analyzed using narrative analysis, which allowed the participants to generate stories in order to understand their experiences of leaving. Results yielded both individual themes centered on identity, voice, and meaning-making of the experience, and systemic themes centered on military influences and structural barriers to reporting. Suggestions for future research and implications of this study are discussed, and recommendations for counselors and counselor educators are provided.
dc.description.departmentCounseling
dc.format.extent196 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781321735536
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/4051
dc.languageen
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectIntimate partner violence
dc.subjectMarriage and family
dc.subjectMilitary
dc.subjectNarrative inquiry
dc.subject.classificationMental health
dc.subject.classificationMilitary studies
dc.subject.classificationWomen's studies
dc.subject.lcshMilitary spouses -- Abuse of -- United States
dc.subject.lcshAbused wives -- United States
dc.subject.lcshDivorced women -- United States
dc.titleVoices from the silent ranks: narratives of leaving an abusive military marriage
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentCounseling
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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