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Karyn Sporer
University of Maine
6Publications
2H-index
11Citations
Publications 6
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Published on Jul 10, 2019in Journal of Family Issues 1.61
Karyn Sporer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMaine: University of Maine),
Lisa Speropolous (Southern New Hampshire University), Katarina E. Monahan (UMaine: University of Maine)
This article examines strategies family members identify as being helpful when challenged by stressors related to living with an aggressive child or sibling with severe mental illness. Data from in...
Published on Feb 1, 2019in Journal of Interpersonal Violence 3.06
Karyn Sporer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMaine: University of Maine)
The purpose of this research was to examine how families adapt and respond to an aggressive child with mental illness. This article presents findings from a qualitative study of four families, which were selected as typifying the experiences of a larger sample of 14 families; each family included a child with mental illness and a history of violent behavior. The analysis revealed a five-stage pattern in how families perceived and responded to victimization and their child or sibling’s mental ill...
Published on Oct 1, 2017in Journal of Family Violence 1.03
Karyn Sporer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMaine: University of Maine),
Dana L. Radatz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Niagara University)
The goal of the present study was to understand how mothers perceive and experience barriers to effective help for their violent child with mental illness. Data from ethnographic interviews with 26 self-identified mothers of violent children with mental illness were analyzed using grounded theory and focused coding. Our study identified three themes that represent barriers to help: (1) denial of mental illness and severity of violence by treatment providers, extended family, and non-family membe...
Published on Sep 28, 2017
Gina Scott Ligon4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Karyn Sporer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMaine: University of Maine),
Douglas C. Derrick9
Estimated H-index: 9
Published on Mar 15, 2017in The Southern Communication Journal
Karyn Sporer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMaine: University of Maine),
Paige W. Toller10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha)
ABSTRACTThis research examines how family discourse or talk about severe mental illness (SMI) creates and animates familial identity. More specifically, we sought to understand the interplay of competing discourses present in family members’ talk about their experiences of living with and caring for a family member with SMI. We gathered data through ethnographic interviews with 20 family members of persons with SMI and a history of violent behavior. Our analysis revealed two primary discursive s...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
Karyn Sporer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMaine: University of Maine),
Amy L. Anderson12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UMaine: University of Maine),
Johanna Peterson (UMaine: University of Maine)
Criminologists interested in the etiology of crime study macro- and micro-level factors that produce non-normative behaviors. The distinction between macro- and micro-level causes of crime and delinquency relates to the “unit of analysis” of each type of explanation (aggregate or individual). Researchers pay attention to the unit of analysis when proposing research questions and when collecting and analyzing data. We begin this chapter with a discussion of the difference between micro- and macro...
Published on Sep 1, 2016in Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict
Douglas C. Derrick9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha),
Karyn Sporer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMaine: University of Maine)
+ 1 AuthorsGinamarie S Ligon3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha)
AbstractThis exploratory study examines the narrative space of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Specifically, we developed a methodology to gather, archive, and analyze ISIL’s online presence in social media. Our sample was drawn from transient websites (N = 8308) collected between August 2015 and October 2015. From this pool, we coded a random sample of 100 English-only articles for violent, pragmatic, and ideological themes. Exploratory factor analyses revealed two constructs: ...
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