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The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Mental Health: A Study of African American and Caucasian College Females

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dc.contributor.advisor Emery, Beth en_US
dc.contributor.author Terry, Nichole Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:46:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:46:20Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3537
dc.description.abstract Abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the relationship between race and the development of mental health disorders following experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV). An existing data set was used with a questionnaire that included Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression scales as indicators of mental health. Participants included 46 African American and 46 randomly selected Caucasian female students at a large, Southeastern university who had experienced IPV (n=92). A MANOVA was used to analyze the extent to which race affected the development of PTSD and depression following IPV. The findings of the study indicated that race did not play a role in determining whether or not women were likely to develop mental health issues as a result of experiencing IPV. It is important to note that all victims of IPV regardless of race do experience some levels of PTSD and depression and would benefit from interventions that address these issues. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject African American en_US
dc.subject Caucasian en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject IPV en_US
dc.subject PTSD en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.title The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Mental Health: A Study of African American and Caucasian College Females en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Sheehan-Smith, Lisa en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Brickey, Janis en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Women's studies en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Human Sciences en_US


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