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Relationship Between Experiences Of Adverse Childhood Events And Intimate Partner Violence In Adult Same Sex Monogamous Relationships, Meredith Anne Rausch May 2015

Relationship Between Experiences Of Adverse Childhood Events And Intimate Partner Violence In Adult Same Sex Monogamous Relationships, Meredith Anne Rausch

Theses and Dissertations

This study sought to examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence in adult committed, monogamous, same sex female relationships. Participants included lesbian or queer cisgender women, age 18 or over, who were in a current committed relationship of at least six months. Partnerships with local and national lesbian advocacy groups allowed electronic access to participants. A total of 87 participants completed the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire and the Abusive Behaviors Inventory. All participants were anonymous. The three examined variables included emotional/psychological abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse. These variables were entered into the Software Program ...


African-American Student-Athletes' Perception Of Engagement At A Division One Predominantly White Institution, Tawanda Patricia Carson Owens Jan 2015

African-American Student-Athletes' Perception Of Engagement At A Division One Predominantly White Institution, Tawanda Patricia Carson Owens

Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study examined African-American student athletes' perceptions of engagement at a Division One Predominately White Institution. Bronfenbrenner's social ecological theory was used as a framework to explore the following research questions: How do African-American student-athletes make meaning of campus engagement? How do African-American student-athletes engage with their university? Four themes emerged from the data: (a) Unfulfilled Expectations; (b) Feelings of Isolation; (c) Commitment to Sport and (d) Social Involvement. The findings suggested that home, school community and societal factors may be linked to the differential experiences African-American student-athletes reported, and, as a result, may be worthy of additional ...


The Relationship Between Race-Related Stress And The Career Planning And Confidence For African-American College Students, Dwaine Tito Turner Jan 2015

The Relationship Between Race-Related Stress And The Career Planning And Confidence For African-American College Students, Dwaine Tito Turner

Theses and Dissertations

The literature on multiculturalism and career counseling (Harro, 2010) has extensively documented the role and influence of environments such as school in the perpetuation of behavioral attitudes like discrimination and racism. Indeed, researchers suggested that early racial discrimination experiences in school may lead African Americans to believe that their education will not benefit them because of the many perceived racial barriers associated with professional careers and employment success (O’Hara et. al., 2011).

Due to effects of such experiences, African American students are likely take the path of academic underachievement and low participation in higher education. It is, therefore, of ...