The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) embraces numerous departments and institutes, and offers an impressive range of programs. Although its primary focus is to provide students with mastery of their subject, it prides itself on the accessibility of the faculty and quality of their research and scholarship.
FGSR emphasizes the partnership of teaching and research that provides the essence of any university: the dissemination and expansion of knowledge. Through its programs, research centres, and international activities, FGSR attempts to respond to the ever changing needs of our global community.
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(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2013-07) Zorn, Kimberley Gayle; Hampton, Mary; MacLennan, Richard; Anderson, A. Brenda; LeDrew, June
Previous research has found a relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and
the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; e.g. Basile, Arias, Desai, &
Thompson, 2004). The purpose of the current study was to investigate PTSD in a
diverse sample of Saskatchewan women who have experienced IPV. This study utilized
the Composite Abuse Scale in order to examine whether or not severe combined,
emotional, physical, or harassment abuse predict the development of PTSD. The
Composite Abuse Scale allowed us to investigate combined forms of abuse, which
included sexual violence as well as severe physical violence by an intimate partner. This
study added to previous findings by accounting for experiences of abuse in childhood as
well as potential moderating variables as measured by demographic characteristics. The
current study was a sub-study of a larger research project called “The Healing Journey:
A Longitudinal Study of Women Affected by Intimate Partner Violence”. The results
suggest that all forms of IPV were significantly correlated with PTSD; however, once
entered into the multiple regression only severe combined forms of abuse proved to be a
significant predictor for PTSD. Further, emotional abuse in childhood and level of
education were found to be significant predictors of PTSD alongside severe combined
forms of abuse. Scientific and clinical implications are presented as well as directions
for future research.