Emerging Adult Women's Views-of-Self in Intimate Partner Relationships That Are Troubled.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study is to describe how emerging adult (EA) women describe their views-of-self in troubled relationships. Fourteen EA women (ages 18-25 years) wrote four stories about their troubled relationships during a guided-writing intervention. Qualitative descriptive methods and content analysis were used to identify common views-of-self. Four views-of-self in troubled relationships and contrasting views-of-self emerged: (i) silent self-vocal self, (ii) sacrificing self-prioritized self, (iii) caretaking self-boundary-setting self, and (iv) insecure self-secure self. Mental health nurses and other clinicians can use these views-of-self pairs to guide their discussions with EA young women who are involved in troubled relationships.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCord Stafford, A; Burke Draucker, C

Published Date

  • April 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 296

PubMed ID

  • 30640564

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6491233

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4673

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-2840

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01612840.2018.1524529


  • eng