Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
Although a major public health concern in the United States and abroad, domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) remains an unfamiliar topic to many university students. The existing literature is limited in that most studies examined DV/IPV perpetrated by men against women. This study aimed to expand the literature by focusing on violence committed by women against men. Taking a cross-sectional design, this study sought to establish the relationship between gender and awareness of DV/IPV among 200 university students in urban university in Southern California. Multivariate logistic regression results revealed that female university students were twice as likely to be aware of DV/IPV against men than were their male counterparts. The implications of the results for theory, research, and social work education are discussed.
Keywords: domestic violence/intimate partner violence, logistic regression, social work.
Johnson, Sarita E., "AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA" (2020). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1003.