Extent of the victimization of domestic violence among adolescents at higher secondary level

Author: 
Renginy K R

In the absence of co-operation and adjustment, family members can feel repressed and suppressed that can lead to discontentment. Having unrealistic expectations of others is often the root cause of disappointment. In such cases, there is no affection towards each other and they are not willing to sacrifice their happiness for the sake of the family. So domestic violence is common in this society. Children are often described as the 'forgotten victims' of domestic abuse. Evidence suggests that witnessing violence can have serious negative impacts on the development of children. The present study attempts to find the extent of victimization of domestic violence among adolescents at higher secondary level in kerala. Normative survey method is adopted. Stratified random sampling technique was used .The study throws light on the facts that majority of adolescents victimizing low level of domestic violence and small percentage of adolescents victimizing very high level of domestic violence. The study also reveals that majority of adolescent higher secondary students are high victims of emotional & physical violence and very low victims of stalking.

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