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Title: A portfolio of academic, therapeutic practice and research work including an investigation of the bisexual experiences of intimate partner abuse
Author: Head, Sarah
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2013
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The objective of this study was to explore the subjective experience of bisexual people who have experienced intimate partner abuse and to provide a tentative foundation upon which further discourses and research work can build. Eight participants were recruited and provided taped data from semi-structured qualitative interviews. These were transcribed verbatim and were analysed using grounded theory methodology. A theoretical understanding of the bisexual experience of intimate partner abuse was developed. The basic psychological process of 'adjusting for consonance' described the dynamic process of the categories 'getting lost in the relationship' and 'lifting the veil'. New insights into the bisexual experience of intimate partner abuse are provided and their clinical implications are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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