Lived experience of individuals in the workplace who have a history of intimate partner violence

by Miles, Treva, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2016, 127 pages; 10127278


Intimate partner violence is no longer an issue that remains in the home. It follows the participants to their place of employment. It often affects the victims’ ability to be social, interact on the job, and self-perception. The purpose of this study was to examine the lived experience of women who worked outside the home and understood the phenomenon of intimate partner violence. There were 12 participants in this study, all women who were victims of intimate partner violence who found their own voice and are now survivors. They each worked while experiencing the violence. The qualitative study examined the lives of the participants, their thoughts and emotions, experiences of the victimization, and their ability or lack of ability to reconcile it in the workplace. The results from this study may assist employers in better understanding this phenomenon when it is recognized in the workplace and how to help and support its victims, their employees.

AdviserJean E. Brown@Bryant
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsBehavioral psychology; Management; Counseling psychology; Criminology; Organizational behavior
Publication Number10127278

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