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Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (M.S.)
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a prevalent potentially traumatic experience that increases risk for posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). However, there is still considerable heterogeneity in PTSS among women exposed to IPV. Research on IPV has examined the ways in which different characteristics of IPV exposure have separately related to risk for PTSS, specifically the type (physical, psychological, economic, sexual), frequency (number of incidents), severity (minor, severe), and mode of violence (in-person, online). However, it may be important to examine how the integration of these characteristics of IPV differ across ���������������������� ���� ������ ���� ������������ �������������������� �������������� ���������� The current study integrated these characteristics to assess classes of IPV and the relevant associations between concurrent and future PTSS. 264 women between the ages of 18-24 (Mage=20.41, SD=2.99) were recruited as part of a greater longitudinal study examining the relationship between PTSS and co-occurring psychopathology following exposure to IPV and/or sexual assault in the past year. Four classes of IPV across four characteristics of IPV (type, severity, frequency, and mode) were identified with latent class analysis (LCA). (1) history of both mild and severe psychological, physical, and sexual IPV in person and online, (2) history of mild and severe psychological IPV and mild sexual IPV occurring in person and online, (3) history of mild psychological IPV occurring in person and online, (4) past history of one type of IPV occurring in person. Class membership and concurrent and future PTSS were found to be associated with class membership.
Maria M. Galano PhD
Uribe, Ana, "A Latent Profile Analysis of Four Characteristics of Intimate Partner Violence and Associations with Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms" (2023). Masters Theses. 1352.