ERIC Number: EJ1138734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Exploring the Impact of Domestic Abuse on the Mother Role: How Can Educational Psychologists Contribute to This Area?
Cort, Leanne; Cline, Tony
Educational Psychology in Practice, v33 n2 p167-179 2017
Domestic abuse has been shown to negatively affect a child's social, emotional and behavioural development and a mother's emotional well-being, parenting capacity and ability to respond to their child. Educational psychologists have a role to play in ameliorating these effects but their potential contribution has not always been fully realised. The study that is reported here employed Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) methodology to explore the impact of domestic abuse on women's perceptions of their role and identity as a mother. The findings provide a basis for proposing how educational psychologists and other professionals can best support these families to identify a clearer and more consistent resilience trajectory.
Descriptors: Family Violence, Mothers, Parent Role, School Psychologists, Self Concept, Child Rearing, Semi Structured Interviews, Phenomenology, Resilience (Psychology), Change, Helplessness, Social Isolation, Parent Responsibility, Empowerment, Reflection
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