Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
A quantitative study that examines American Muslim women's level of exposure to domestic violence, resources available to them, and the effect of domestic violence on their psychological well-being. Data was collected from 128 Muslim women from the Islamic Center of Riverside in Southern California. The key finding of the study was a significant positive relationship between depression and the use of verbal aggression. In addition, a positive relationship was found to exist between anxiety, depression and the use of violence.
Massoud, Soulafa Shakhshir and Romo, Vanessa Francis, "The effect of the exposure to domestic violence on psychological well-being among American Muslim women" (2006). Theses Digitization Project. 2994.