Roxanne Swogger, Ph.D., is a 2016 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University
Dr. Swogger [center] at her Dissertation Defense with Committee Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Holloway [left] and Committee Member, Dr. Laura Morgan-Roberts [right].
- Elizabeth Holloway, Ph.D., Committee Chair
- Laura Morgan-Roberts, Ph.D., Committee Member
- David Lawson, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Shana Hormann, Ph.D., External Reader
This study explored the lived experiences of 15 incarcerated men with a history of intimate partner violence.This qualitative grounded theory study revealed the impact significant loss in childhood, the most critical being the loss of a parent, had on these men.The results showed a significant loss set in motion a series of adaptive and maladaptive interpersonal behaviors with significant others, primarily parents and intimate partners that continued through adulthood and incarceration.The grounded theory dimensional analysis revealed five primary dimensions that described the dominant social processes described by the participants.These processes were:seeking, overcoming, blaming, controlling, and disengaging behaviors.The consequences of these interpersonal behaviors led only to disappointment, disillusionment, addiction, promiscuity, rage, violence and ultimately serving a sentence in a correctional institution.The current study broadens the scope for exploring intimate partner violence in illuminating that intimate partner violence is perpetrated through a variety of crimes.Having an understanding of how incarcerated men with a history of intimate partner violence exhibit cyclical behaviors that escalate in violence has implications for departments of correction in their efforts to break a pattern of recidivism and address successful reentry of male intimate partner offenders into society.The electronic version of this dissertation is at AURA:Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/ and OhioLINK ETD Center, https://etd.ohiolink.edu
Swogger, R. (2016). Incarcerated Men and the Etiology of Intimate Partner Violence. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/303