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Domestic Violence and Employment: A Qualitative Study
Domestic Violence and Employment - A Qualitative Study (2005).pdf [ Download
This exploratory study sought to gather detailed information about how domestic violence affects
women's employment, specifically to identify the types of job interference tactics used by abusers
and their consequences on women's job performance; identify and understand the context
associated with disclosure about victimization to employers and coworkers; and identify the
supports offered to employees after disclosure. Qualitative analyses, guided by grounded theory,
revealed that perpetrators exhibited job interference behaviors before, during, and after work.
Abuser tactics reduced women's job performance as measured by absenteeism, tardiness, job
leavings, and terminations. Among women who disclosed victimization to employers, informal
and formal job supports were offered. Workplace supports led to short-term job retention, but fear
and safety issues mitigated employers' attempts to retain workers.
It appears courtesy of Jennifer E. Swanberg, Ph.D, a faculty member at the University of Kentucky.