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A Constructivist Grounded Theory Exploration of Wellbeing in Female Adult Sexual Assault Victims/Survivors


Abstract The purpose of this constructivist grounded theory study was to explore the perceptions of adult female sexual assault victims/survivors about their wellbeing: their definitions and descriptions of wellbeing; the impact of the assault on wellbeing; and barriers and facilitators to achieving wellbeing following assault. Feminist theory provided the sensitizing concepts for this research. Data were collected via semistructured interviews with 22 adult women who had experienced at least one episode of sexual assault at or above the age of 18. Data analysis included first, second, and third level coding techniques, memo writing, and data displays. Participants experienced negative effects to their overall wellbeing as well as to the wellbei... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Wadsworth, Pamela J. (Author) / Reifsnider, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Evans, Bronwynne (Committee member) / Moe, Angie (Committee member) / Champion, Jane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nursing / financial health / mental health / physical health / relational health / sexual assault / wellbeing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 327 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Nursing and Healthcare Innovation 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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