A narrative inquiry into the experience of a male survivor of domestic violence

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dc.contributor.advisor Bakker, Terri M. en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Du Toit, Marisa en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T10:57:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-24 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T10:57:04Z
dc.date.created 2011-04-18 en
dc.date.issued 2011-08-24 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-08-12 en
dc.description Dissertation (MA)--University of Pretoria, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract This research narrative represents a co-construction of domestic violence focusing on the male victim. The narrative’s main aim is to contribute to the body of work that seeks to ensure that the invisible male victims of domestic violence have a voice, and that they are counted. Little research has been undertaken to voice the experiences of male domestic violence victims. Domestic violence is constructed using a social constructionist perspective and Tom’s narrative is elicited and analysed by means of narrative methodology. Tom is a citizen of the United States of America and due to his geographical location a face-to-face interview was not possible. The best means to collect his narrative was through electronic mail (email) which granted Tom and the researcher the opportunity to reflect upon the research process as it unfolded. The research narrative found some similarities between Tom’s experiences and those noted in other published research narratives. Some of these similarities included the minimal extent of physical injuries to Tom, the more prevalent occurrence of psychological abuse and the use of institutional measures to control his behaviour. In contrast to the literature reviewed, Tom reported that his ex-wife was hurt more often during her violent outbursts. It is recommended that future research includes as many members of the affected family as possible in order to ensure a rich and diverse narrative. In addition, it is suggested that similar research be conducted in a sensitive way and over a short period. en
dc.description.availability unrestricted en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.identifier.citation Du Toit, M 2010, A narrative inquiry into the experience of a male survivor of domestic violence, MA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/27213 > en
dc.identifier.other F11/607/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-08122011-163847/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/27213
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject Domestic violence en
dc.subject Male victim en
dc.subject Female perpetrator en
dc.subject Substance abuse en
dc.subject Interpersonal violence en
dc.subject Mutual abuse en
dc.subject Narrative en
dc.subject Social constructionism en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title A narrative inquiry into the experience of a male survivor of domestic violence en
dc.type Dissertation en


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