Event Title

Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

18-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2016 3:30 PM

Student's Major

Sociology and Corrections

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Afroza Anwary

Mentor's Department

Sociology and Corrections

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Intimate partner violence is a social issue that needs to be recognized and addressed. Nearly half of all women in the United States 48.4% (Domestic Shelters 2015) have experienced at least one form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner during their lifetime, with 40.3% reporting some forms of nonphysical abuse, or some form of coercive control (41.1%) by an intimate partner. Intimate partner violence is categorized as physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological harm and caused by a current or former partner or spouse.

Cases of intimate partner violence often are unreported. When victimization of intimate partner violence is reported, it causes problems in the lives of victims, especially when victims decide to return to the abusive relationship. This research focuses on intimate partner violence against women in heterosexual relationships. By using the feminist theory, this research attempts to understand victims' resilience to the violence. It examines why women stay in abusive relationships.

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Apr 18th, 2:00 PM Apr 18th, 3:30 PM

Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships

CSU Ballroom

Intimate partner violence is a social issue that needs to be recognized and addressed. Nearly half of all women in the United States 48.4% (Domestic Shelters 2015) have experienced at least one form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner during their lifetime, with 40.3% reporting some forms of nonphysical abuse, or some form of coercive control (41.1%) by an intimate partner. Intimate partner violence is categorized as physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological harm and caused by a current or former partner or spouse.

Cases of intimate partner violence often are unreported. When victimization of intimate partner violence is reported, it causes problems in the lives of victims, especially when victims decide to return to the abusive relationship. This research focuses on intimate partner violence against women in heterosexual relationships. By using the feminist theory, this research attempts to understand victims' resilience to the violence. It examines why women stay in abusive relationships.

Recommended Citation

Thao, Kathy. "Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/poster-session-B/37