Partner Abuse

Table of Contents

Literary review
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Work Cited

Hypothesis: Do students believe that partner abuse is a problem on
college campus.

Domestic violence spans the range of violent encounters and includes
physical assaults, sexual assaults, verbal assaults, intimidation, threats,
extreme emotional or psychological neglect and even death. The hypothesis of
this paper is do students believe that partner abuse is a problem on college
campus. To find out this I will include a literary review, which will include
theories of why it might occur and prof from other sources. Most important a
survey given out to Curry college students and its results will be included. I
choose this topic to educate students on the violence in dating relationships.

Literary review

Partner violence is typically defined as an act carried out with the
intention of causing physical or mental pain to another person. Partner abuse is
not only important as a phenomenon in itself but also because it precedes
marital violence and thus may provide a link in transmission of violence. Here
are some theories that may provide some reasons how partner abuse occurs and the
prof that it is a problem on college campuses.

On theory of dating violence is the social learning theory. This theory
examines the effects of either experiencing abuse as child or witnessing abusive
between one\'s parents. Reachers of dating violence have found that there is a
history of abuse is related to later involvement in an abusive relationship for
both males and females. Also, found that having been abused as a child
predicted later involvement in abuse for women but not for men.

Abusive men were more likely to have witnessed violence between their
parents than were women in an abusive marriage. Similarly, found that although
more abused wives, they still were less likely to have witnessed marital
violence than had non husbands. Therefore, although a history of either
witnessing or experiencing abuse seems of either witnessing or experience abuse
seems prevalent between men and women in abusive relationships, the exact nature
of that influence on men and women remains unclear. (Alexander, Pamela C Journal
of marriage and the family p 657-667)

The Feminist theory has also been used to explaining the presence of
violence between males and females. Feminist theory views violence as a
manifestation of the patriarchal structure in our culture, which is reflected in
the patterns of behaviors and attitudes of individuals. Discoveries that
abusive man frequently espouses more traditional views about women than do non
abusive men. Conversely more recent research has found no difference between
men\'s attitudes toward women and violent behavior toward their partners.
Evidence regarding women\'s attitudes is similarly mixed. There is no found
difference between abused wives and those in discordant or satisfied marriages
in their attitudes toward women. Also, no found relationship between adherence
and feminist ideology. Also, the experience of sexual aggression in a dating
relationship. Other researches have concluded that the discrepance between some
couple\'s attitudes toward women sex roles may be a more significant predictor of
violence than the actual values of either the man or the women. In summary
support for a feminist conceptualization of the integration transmission of
violence requires of an association between violence and patriarchal values both
within an abusive couple and between generations. Also, Males reported being
more verbally abusive to their partners than did females as well as receiving
substantially more verbally abuse from their partners than they themselves
extended. On the other hand, females did not report as much verbal abuse in
their dating relationships. However, both males and females reported that their
own level of verbal aggression was similar to that of their parents. Also,
males reported themselves for being more physically violent than did females and
for being more abused themselves by their parents. Also the length of the
dating relationship was found to be significantly related to the amount of
verbal abuse extended and received. It was not found to predict physical
violence in the relationship. (Alexander, Pamela C Journal of marriage and the
family 657-667)

The following paragraphs will include the prof from other surveys and
studies that were published. An article Maclean\'s magazine reported a study
that was conducted in a Canadian college. 3,142 students were question. The
finding where that 22 per cent of the women surveyed said that they have been
physically abused. 29 per cent said that they had been sexually abused, by
boyfriends or male accountancies in the previous 12 months. 81 per cent of the
female respondents said they have been abused in some way