Experience of domestic violence among married women
Dr. K Kavitha Maheswari, S Prabha
Domestic violence is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socio-economic, cultural, racial and class distinction. This problem is not widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a typical and accepted behavior. Domestic violence is wide spread, deeply ingrained and has serious impacts on women’s health and well-being. It is a pattern of coercive controls that one person exercises over another. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault and or other abusive behavior perpetrated by as intimate partner against another. This descriptive study deals with the family and marital life condition of the respondents, their experience of domestic violence, their mental health and impact of domestic violence on mental health of the respondents. The Sample size of the study consists of 100 respondents from the universe. Probability sampling method is used to select the respondents. The findings of the study are discussed in the full paper.