A Study Analysing Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships in UK: Why Do Women In The UK Stay In An Abusive Relatiionship
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION7
Legal Definition of Domestic Violence in UK7
Current Statistics of Domestic Violence in UK9
Reasons for Women to remain or leave an Abusive Relationship11
The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act of 200412
Aim and Objectives of the Study13
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW14
Dealing with an Abusive Relationship14
Factors influencing women to remain or leave an abusive relationship20
Economic Dependency and Self Esteem23
CHAPTER 3: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY27
Justification of the Methodology28
Design and Appropriateness of Instrument29
Reliability and Validity31
CHAPTER 4: FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS32
Results and Findings37
Research Question 137
Research Question 239
Research Question 340
Research Question 440
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION41
Implications of the Study41
Limitations of the Study42
Recommendations for Future Research43
APPENDIX - A51
The term “domestic violence” implies an act of violence between adult intimate partners. The term has been defined more thoroughly from one clinical source as “a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviour, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that adults and adolescents use against their intimate partners”. The first chapter introduces the topic, followed by the literature review. The third chapter presents the methodology, while the findings are covered in the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter concludes the dissertation, providing recommendations for future research.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
The first chapter provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of domestic violence in Britain. The aims and objectives of the research and the research questions are also included in this chapter. The second chapter is based on literature review. The literature review provides a critical analysis of previously published researches on the topic. The second chapter also presents a theoretical framework. The third chapter is based on methodology. The researcher has used a survey to collect data from selected British women, who have experienced any kind of domestic violence in their lifetime. Factors such as age, ethnicity, socio-economic status were considered before recruiting the most suitable candidate for the participation in the study.The fourth chapter provides an analysis of results and findings gathered through the survey instrument. The participants were asked to retun the survey forms duly filled to the researcher. The fiindings highlight the plight of abused British women and provide a testimony to the fact that the domestic violence still prevails in Britain. The fifth chapter concludes the dissertation, while providing limitations of the current study and recommendations for future research.
Legal Definition of Domestic Violence in UK
In the United Kiingdom, the legal definition of domestic violence is as follows: ...