Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Shi, Lin (Therapist)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

LCSH

Clinical psychology||Individual & family studies||Social psychology||Women's studies||Abortion--Religious aspects--Catholic Church||Abortion--Psychological aspects||Clinical psychology||Women's studies

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to explore how women with affiliation to the Catholic Church experience levels of traumatic stress post-abortion. The focus of this study was to find the influence of Catholic affiliation before, during, and after an abortion experience and mental health outcomes. In addition, to identify what risk and protective factors are involved. Results depicted narratives and significant findings that continue to support literature and form a well-rounded perspective when working with this population of women. Implications for clinicians working with this population are discussed.

Comments

Advisors: Lin Shi.||Committee members: Jennifer Gray; Charline Xie.

Extent

83 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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