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dc.contributor.supervisorHiebert-Murphy, Diane (Psychology)en_US
dc.contributor.authorKenyon, Katherine M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-11T21:50:42Z
dc.date.available2017-01-11T21:50:42Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/32011
dc.description.abstractDomestic violence shelters offer services key to ending intimate partner violence, but the effect of a shelter stay on women has received little research attention. The present qualitative study examined how a shelter stay affects women’s sense of empowerment, and addressed the following questions: (1) How do women in shelter define empowerment? (2) What are the empowerment experiences of women in shelter? (3) How do shelters support, or hinder, women’s empowerment process? Nine interviews were conducted and analyzed using Fraser’s (2004) narrative method, which situates personal stories within their social context. Four interrelated empowerment processes emerged: self-reflection, gaining clarity, acquiring knowledge, and building community. Three primary shelter elements impacting empowerment were: increasing safety, forming connections, and promoting self-efficacy. This research situates a stay in shelter within the process of empowerment and highlights interpersonal, organizational, and structural influences on women’s empowerment. Suggestions regarding shelter practices and system policies are made.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectIntimate partner violenceen_US
dc.subjectDomestic violence shelteren_US
dc.subjectInterventionen_US
dc.subjectEmpowermenten_US
dc.subjectIntersectionalityen_US
dc.titleHow women in domestic violence shelters experience empowermenten_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeMedved, Maria (Psychology) Ristock, Janice (Women's and Gender Studies)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2017en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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