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| Published: November 14, 2021

Interpersonal Needs and Trauma Bonding in Intimate Partner Violence in Men

Ms. Sahana Bhat A J

M.Sc. Course in Psychology, Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research in Psychology, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College (Autonomous), Ujire, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.049


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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021