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Master of Social Work (MSW)
This content analysis focuses on the contributing factors, processes, and contexts associated with women's decisions to divorce. In reviewing both quantitative and qualitative published articles between the timeframe of 1965 - 2009, themes were extracted from research that spoke to women's reasons to end their marriages. A feminist theoretical perspective was employed as the lens through which the articles were reviewed and informed the final findings. These findings were grouped into three themes: factors, process and decision-making, and context. While these themes were presented separately, the author also notes that they are necessarily intertwined due to the complexity connected to women's decision to divorce.
Alguire, Carly, "A Content Analysis of the Factors, Process and Context Surrounding a Woman's Decision to Divorce" (2010). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4627.
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