Experimental Method Design
The current economic crisis, unemployment and alcoholism and drug use are some of the factors that trigger violence within families.
Domestic violence is a social phenomenon that is gaining importance worldwide. Much of the scientific literature states that physical, verbal, psychological and sexual abuse have serious effects on child development. Domestic violence or violence as its name implies is generated at home and parents are the first protagonists of the violence.
Recent studies suggest that it is harmful to the child to witness aggressive actions as a victim of the same. The violence is synonymous of beatings, humiliating words, shouts, indifference and silence on one or both parents. These actions affect the life, physical and psychological integrity of the victim; these exposure to violence can be seen reflected in school performance, behavioral and emotional problems. The findings also show that socioeconomic environment and place of residence increased the risk of witnessing violence.
A study was carried out to determine if children who live and witness domestic violence within their homes show emotional and behavior problems, such as aggressiveness, isolation, fear, depression and poor school performance. The study was carried out on a representative sample consisted of 100 children between 6 and 7 years old from four elementary schools in the city of Troy. The children are enrolled in the first year of elementary education and the study was conducted through the method of observation and self report.
If children are exposed to domestic violence, then they will experience emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems.
Domestic violence not only threatens the physical health and psychological well-being of the person who is being abused but it also threatens the children living in the household. Children exposed to domestic violence exhibits signs of depression, aggressiveness and...