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Domestic violence: the experiences of young adult females

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dc.contributor.advisor Fourie DP en
dc.contributor.advisor Visser, E. en Themistocleous, Nicola en 2009-08-25T10:58:11Z 2009-08-25T10:58:11Z 2008-03 2009-08 en
dc.identifier.citation Themistocleous, Nicola (2008) Domestic violence: the experiences of young adult females, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract There has been a vast amount of research regarding domestic violence. However, the literature is centered on a linear, cause and effect approach. This study aimed to explore domestic violence from the experiences of young female adults, and will be approached from a postmodern perspective. The participants were selected based on purposive sampling and willingness to participate. The sample consists of two participants and the data was obtained through their written stories and semi-structured face-to-face interviews. Themes were then extracted from the data and were explored through hermeneutic analysis which is consistent with the postmodern approach. A qualitative methodological design was used in order to allow meaning to emerge. The results were then presented in an interpretive and descriptive manner. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 160 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Hermeneutic analysis en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Ecosystemic epistemology en
dc.subject Domestic Violence Act (no 116 of 1998) en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.subject Young adult females en
dc.subject Domestic violence en
dc.subject Experiencing domestic violence en
dc.subject.ddc 362.82920968
dc.subject.lcsh Family violence -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Family violence -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of family violence -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa. Domestic violence act, 1998
dc.title Domestic violence: the experiences of young adult females en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Clinical Psychology) en

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