Domestic Violence Beliefs and Perceptions across the Lifespan

By John Chapin.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Domestic violence has become recognized as a serious social problem. While attitudes about domestic violence have been linked with the perpetration of violence, the growing literature uses inconsistent measures, lessening the opportunity for valid comparison across populations. The current study contributes to the literature by utilizing a standard measure of beliefs and perceptions about domestic violence for a sample of early adolescents and a sample of adult professionals. Comparison across samples creates a compelling argument for education to combat increased tolerance for violent behaviors among American youth.

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Attitudes, Beliefs, Violence Prevention

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.49-58. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.183MB).

Dr. John Chapin

Associate Professor of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, Monaca, PA, USA

John Chapin received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1998, in Media Studies and Adolescent Psychology. He applies this background to the study of media effects on adolescents and the creation, evaluation and impact of public health campaigns.


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