Intimate partner violence: from patriarchal theory to health education practice

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Health
Department Health Promotion & Education
Author Barco, Jacqueline Rose
Title Intimate partner violence: from patriarchal theory to health education practice
Date 2010-08
Description Field researchers continue to document Intimate partner violence (IPV) as a public health concern in the United States. Initial efforts to bring public awareness to IPV began in response to the Women's Rights movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Studies of IPV supported the contention that "wife abuse" was a manifestation of "male dominance," such that male spouses of women were the perpetrators of IPV. However, the 1970s and 1980s brought about nationally representative samples that failed to support that IPV was perpetrated only by males; females were also found to report IPV perpetration at equal, or greater, rates than men. Today, IPV research reflects various theories, including family violence theories, conflict and control theories, theories of psychopathology, and gender and feminist theory applications. This manuscript represents a feminist theoretical approach to the study of IPV. Chapter 2 draws upon criticisms of the use of patriarchal theories to explain IPV by presenting a theoretical framework that incorporates the theory of self-efficacy, triadic reciprocal causation model, and patriarchy to explain attitudes accepting female perpetrated IPV in the literature. Data collection methods and findings will be provided to support that attitudes are more accepting of female perpetrated IPV than male perpetrated IPV. Practical applications and recommendations for future research in IPV research will be discussed in Chapter 3.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Attitudes; Female offenders; Gender; Intimate partner violence; Patriarchy; Self-efficacy
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Rights Management ©Jacqueline Rose Barco
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 7,276 bytes
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Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections HV15.5 2010 .B37
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2017-05-11
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