The Cycle of Domestic Abuse Research Paper by Nicky

A research paper on the relationship between growing up in a domestically abusive home and the incidence of domestic violence later in life.
# 145383 | 2,197 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 07, 2010 in Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Sociology (General) , Women Studies (General)

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The paper provides a brief review of the literature and describes a survey using adult male participants in a therapy group for men who have abused their wives. The paper reveals the survey's results that support the study's hypothesis that young boys who grow up in homes characterized by domestic violence will engage in such behaviors themselves in ways that contribute to an ongoing cycle of dysfunctional behaviors. The paper includes tables,a
copy of the survey and a graphic representation of survey findings as appendices to the paper.

Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Theoretical Foundation
Data Analysis
Review and Discussion

From the Paper:

"The adage that "the apple does not fall far from the tree" is especially true in cases of domestic abuse and violence. Despite the progress made by sociologists in recent years in helping to identity and highlight this major problem, millions of women in the United States continue to become the victims of abuse at the hands of their male partners and many suffer severe and even life-threatening injuries as a result. Authorities, though, are uncertain of the actual incidence of domestic abuse because many such incidents go unreported. Moreover, the domestic abuse cycle may also feed upon itself in ugly ways because it is reasonable to suggest that young boys who grow up in homes that are characterized by domestic abuse are more likely to engage in such abusive behaviors later in their adult lives which relates to the problem to be considered herein which is discussed further below."

Sample of Sources Used:

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