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The post-traumatic growth journey of women who have survived intimate partner violence : A synthesized theory emphasizing obstacles and facilitating factors

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dc.contributor.author Bryngeirsdóttir, Hulda Sædís
dc.contributor.author Arnault, Denise Saint
dc.contributor.author Halldórsdóttir, Sigríður
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-31T01:03:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-31T01:03:50Z
dc.date.issued 2022-07-16
dc.identifier.citation Bryngeirsdóttir , H S , Arnault , D S & Halldórsdóttir , S 2022 , ' The post-traumatic growth journey of women who have survived intimate partner violence : A synthesized theory emphasizing obstacles and facilitating factors ' , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , vol. 19 , no. 14 , 8653 . https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148653
dc.identifier.issn 1661-7827
dc.identifier.other PURE: 57845175
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 59422c50-c954-46e8-82ee-c63aabb8eb77
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85135134409
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/3398
dc.description.abstract Suffering intimate partner violence (IPV) is a devastating personal experience and post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a positive, psychological change in a person, following trauma such as IPV. There is a gap in the literature when it comes to theories on PTG after surviving IPV. The aim of this theory development was to synthesize an approach to understanding the PTG journey of female IPV survivors. According to our theory, their PTG journey includes eight main components: 1. The women’s early experience of trauma, 2. The consequences of that trauma, 3. Their experiences of IPV, 4. The consequences of IPV, 5. The facilitating factors to PTG, 6. The hindering factors to PTG, 7. Their experience of PTG, and 8. The lingering effects of IPV. According to our findings, PTG is a real possibility for female IPV survivors, and it is likely to improve their mental health, well-being, and quality of life, as well as that of their children, loved ones, and communities, thereby decreasing the damaging effects of IPV. The theory can be useful for professionals when guiding female survivors of IPV to promote their recovery and healing. Due to the lack of research in this field, additional research is needed to further develop this theory.
dc.description.abstract Suffering intimate partner violence (IPV) is a devastating personal experience and post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a positive, psychological change in a person, following trauma such as IPV. There is a gap in the literature when it comes to theories on PTG after surviving IPV. The aim of this theory development was to synthesize an approach to understanding the PTG journey of female IPV survivors. According to our theory, their PTG journey includes eight main components: 1. The women's early experience of trauma, 2. The consequences of that trauma, 3. Their experiences of IPV, 4. The consequences of IPV, 5. The facilitating factors to PTG, 6. The hindering factors to PTG, 7. Their experience of PTG, and 8. The lingering effects of IPV. According to our findings, PTG is a real possibility for female IPV survivors, and it is likely to improve their mental health, well-being, and quality of life, as well as that of their children, loved ones, and communities, thereby decreasing the damaging effects of IPV. The theory can be useful for professionals when guiding female survivors of IPV to promote their recovery and healing. Due to the lack of research in this field, additional research is needed to further develop this theory.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 19(14)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Áfallastreita
dc.subject Heimilisofbeldi
dc.subject Konur
dc.subject gender-based violence (GBV)
dc.subject intimate partner violence (IPV)
dc.subject mental health
dc.subject post-traumatic growth (PTG)
dc.subject public health
dc.subject rehabilitation
dc.subject theory development
dc.subject theory synthesis
dc.subject trauma recovery
dc.subject women’s health
dc.subject Pollution
dc.subject Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
dc.title The post-traumatic growth journey of women who have survived intimate partner violence : A synthesized theory emphasizing obstacles and facilitating factors
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.pmid 35886504
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148653
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dc.contributor.department Doctoral program center
dc.contributor.school School of Health Sciences


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