OSR Journal of Student Research

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Domestic violence


This paper examines women of different ethnic groups and their experiences involving domestic violence. The research sets out to prove that different ethnic groups have different domestic violence experiences based on childhood experiences and social factors. This paper poses several questions; how do childhood experiences contribute to the differences between ethnic groups, and why one ethnic group is more likely to victims of domestic violence than other groups. The different methods used during this research included, reviewing the previous research done on domestic violence, and qualitative interviews with women of different ethnic groups, who are all survivors of domestic violence. The interviews focused primarily on childhood experiences, and how the participants’ ethnic backgrounds factored into those experiences. What was found is that Black women and Hispanic women are three times more likely to be victims of domestic violence than white women. The research will show that both ethnic backgrounds and social class contribute to an increased likelihood of being a victim of domestic violence.

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