College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Psychology and Child Development Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Psychology



Primary Advisor

Harry Busselen, Jr.


Domestic violence has been a long time issue that has affected both men and women in all cultures. The reasons someone might be abused could be related to both internal and external factors. This project reviewed previous literature that examined factors of abuse, perpetuation of abuse, cultural differences and treatments. Factors found to be related included alcohol use, violence in family of origin, need for dominance, drug use, stress, low paying occupations, cultural norms, and emotional dependency. Research findings have indicated domestic violence are a result of many factors and needs to be examined differently among different cultures and sub cultures.