Journal article

Relationship trajectories of women experiencing alcohol-related intimate partner violence: A grounded-theory analysis of women's voices

Ingrid M Wilson, Kathryn Graham, Anne-Marie Laslett, Angela Taft

Social Science & Medicine | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


RATIONALE: The association between male partner alcohol use and increased risk and severity of their perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) is well-established in quantitative research. However, few studies have explored the nature and trajectory of relationships involving partner drinking and abuse, and how women find pathways to safety. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: We conducted in-depth interviews with a community sample of 18 Australian women (aged 20-50 years) who reported feeling afraid when their male partner drank alcohol. Using a constructivist grounded theory approach, we identified key processes underpinning women's experience of alcohol-related IPV and mapped these over four rel..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was conducted in partial fulfillment of the first author's (Ingrid Wilson) doctoral studies, which were supported by an Australian Postgraduate Research Award, and a scholarship from the Australian Rechabite Foundation. Anne-Marie Laslett's current position is funded by the Australian Research Council (DE190100329) and was funded during 2015-2019 by the National Health and Medical Research Council (#1090904).