Being a man: Perceptions of masculinity among physically abusive men

dc.contributor.authorCramer, Elizabeth Ann LaVarge
dc.contributor.committeeChairMcFarlane, Judith
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRagsdale, Diane
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKotarba, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-02T17:12:42Z
dc.date.available2020-03-02T17:12:42Z
dc.date.issued1994-12
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study was designed to investigate the perceptions of masculinity in a cohort of physically abusive men in a battering intervention program. Thirty-five physically abusive men in a battering intervention program were interviewed individually and in three focus groups. Data were collected and analyzed using the logic of grounded theory to identify common themes of masculinity. Findings show that physically abusive men speak of building, and maintaining a facade of masculinity. One strategy used to protect the facade is violence. Behind the facade the informants spoke of jealousy, insecurity, and low self esteem. Implications include development of intervention and evaluation strategies for programs dealing with physically abusive offenders, and directions for further research.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/12239
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHealth and environmental sciencesen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.titleBeing a man: Perceptions of masculinity among physically abusive menen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Nursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US

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