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ERIC Number: EJ866936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Battered Women's Process of Leaving: A 2-Year Follow-Up
Brown, Chris; Trangsrud, Heather B.; Linnemeyer, Rachel M.
Journal of Career Assessment, v17 n4 p439-456 2009
This study is a follow-up investigation of the career and life experiences of battered women two years after shelter exit. Using consensual qualitative research, we interviewed 6 women from our original sample of 13 regarding their career and life adjustments and future aspirations. Results indicated that participants generally reported both internal and external barriers to their career goals and were dissatisfied with their current housing. In addition, women typically desired education and career advancement with preferred careers in the helping and service fields. Findings imply that long after women leave the shelter and their abusive relationships they will need the continued support of vocational psychologists to provide career assessment and counseling with focus on long-term career and educational opportunities that are commensurate with their chosen fields of interest. Longitudinal research that exceeds a two-year follow-up is needed to comprehensively assess the career needs and life adjustment of battered women survivors. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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