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Subject of Research: Qualitative Research Publication Process

Brief Description: This study will involve the analysis and coding of research methods within specific articles. This will be a detail-intensive process.

Brief Description/Abstract: The literature has noted that Latina women experience intimate partner violence (IPV; Villavicencio, 2008; González-Guarda, Peragallo, Vasquez, Urrutia, & Mitrani, 2009) at comparable and higher rates to women of other racial/ethnic backgrounds (Black et al., 2011; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2011). Data also shows that Latinas experience various negative outcomes associated with IPV (Caetano & Cunradi, 2003; Krishnan, Hilbert, & VanLeeuwen, 2001; Brown et al., 2003), yet, left largely unexplored are the subsequent dating and/or romantic relationships of Latinas after experiencing partner abuse. However, research indicates the importance of romantic interpersonal relationships and that adolescence is a critical time for establishing interpersonal patterns as well as concepts of self (Makepeace, 1986; Lerner & Galambos, 1998; Glass, 2003). The little research that has examined subsequent relationships among IPV survivors has shown that women often desire and actually go on to have non-violent relationships (Neufstifter, 2009; Taylor, 2004), however, no literature has explored this among Latinas. Therefore, the purpose of the proposed study is to explore how adolescent IPV influences subsequent dating experiences among Latinas. This dissertation proposal will review pertinent literature on IPV, particularly concerning Latinas as well as discuss the method to be used for the proposed qualitative study.

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