NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ837117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Let Our Voices Be Heard: Qualitative Analysis of an Internet Discussion Board
de Vries, Sabina Remmers; Valadez, Albert A.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v3 n4 p383-400 Dec 2008
This article addresses an online discussion board referencing a domestic violence related murder trial. Findings from qualitative analyses based on narrative and grounded theory suggest that online discussion boards can help survivors of domestic violence to tell their stories and support each other. The perceived anonymity of Internet discussion boards appears to offer a safe place for survivors to co-construct narratives of their experiences with abusive relationships. The following themes were delineated and discussed: "It is difficult to leave," "nobody helps battered women," and "thoughts of killing the abuser." Implications for therapeutic settings are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A