| Published: November 14, 2021
Interpersonal Needs and Trauma Bonding in Intimate Partner Violence in Men
Intimate partner violence is any behaviour or act towards an intimate partner with an intent of harming the partner. Female perpetrated violence towards their male partner is rarely acknowledged. The abuse, being traumatic for the victim, a trauma bond may develop compelling the victim to stay and compromise with their needs. the present study included 63 participants with experience of intimate partner violence selected through purposive sampling method. The study aims to understand the interpersonal needs and trauma bonding using the fundamental interpersonal relations orientation-behaviour scale (Schultz,1958) and researcher developed semi structured interview schedule. Mean scores were used to interpret the needs and using thematic analysis (Braun&Clarke,2006) the interview response was analysed. The findings indicate that abuse leaves a deep impact on victims and the level of needs wanted and expressed show discrepancy.
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© 2021, S Bhat A J
Received: June 28, 2021; Revision Received: October 25, 2021; Accepted: November 14, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021