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Title: Alone, misunderstood, angry : an interpretative analysis of young people's experiences of witnessing domestic violence and abuse
Author: Worrall, Katie
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 0351
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2013
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The purpose of this study was to explore how young people make sense of their lived experience of witnessing domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and to consider whether practice in education could be modified to better support this vulnerable group of young people. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were carried out with three young people who had witnessed DVA as school-aged children. After due consideration, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was chosen as a methodological approach to conducting the interviews and analysing the subsequent transcripts. The interviews were structured in two parts, with the first part focusing on the perceived impact of the experience and the second part exploring their experiences of support either during or after the abuse. Three Master Themes emerged: The Complexity of Living with Domestic Violence and Abuse, A Need for Support and Intervention, A Role for Education Staff. Research findings are disussed in the context of the existing literature in the area of DVA and in relation to relevant theory. Recommendations are provided for those professionals working with children and young people in schools and include the development of peer support groups and whole-school awareness training.
Supervisor: Williams, Antony Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.C.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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