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dc.contributor.advisorLeslie, Dr. Leighen_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Danielle Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-04T08:23:27Z
dc.date.available2006-02-04T08:23:27Z
dc.date.issued2006-01-19en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/3316
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the relationship between depression, the social support of friends and family, gender, and the steps an individual takes to leave an emotionally abusive relationship. A primary analysis was run on 424 individuals who presented for couples therapy at a university based clinic. Results indicated that depression was positively associated with taking more steps to leave an emotionally abusive relationship for both genders. Family support was not associated with steps to leave for either gender; however, social support of friends was negatively associated with steps to leave for females only. Social support only moderated the relationship between depression and steps to leave for females with higher depression levels in the sample. A secondary analysis indicated that severity of abuse had the strongest association with steps to leave the relationship. The results have important implications on how depression and social support are treated in emotionally abused individuals.en_US
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dc.titleThe Role of Depression, Social Support, and Gender in an Individual's Decision to Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationshipen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Individual and Family Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSocial Worken_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledFine Artsen_US


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