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The social effects of the exposure to domestic violence during childhood : a socio-educational perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Kriek, H. J. (Hendrik Jacobus)
dc.contributor.advisor Dicker, Anne-Mari Alho, Chantelle Manuela 2016-04-04T06:39:27Z 2016-04-04T06:39:27Z 2015-10
dc.identifier.citation Alho, Chantelle Manuela (2015) The social effects of the exposure to domestic violence during childhood : a socio-educational perspective, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Despite the growing recognition of the prevalence of domestic violence worldwide, there is an increasing number of women reporting abuse, and there are those who have died at the hands of their abusers. Many of these domestic violence situations involve children who grow up carrying the physical and/or emotional scars of abuse into adulthood, which also has negative implications for their social well-being. This study adopts a qualitative approach to analysing emerging themes relating to the experiences of eight adult participants (four men and four women) who have lived in domestically violent homes during their childhood. The study deals with definitions of abuse, the social, physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and psychological effects of abuse and identifies the social consequences of growing up in a violent home. With reference to the research interviews, it is the researcher’s finding that if there is violence in the home, children’s socialisation will be impaired. The results of the study support the hypothesis that the socialisation of adults and their ability to form healthy relationships are hindered by being exposed to domestic violence during childhood. In terms of the goals of intervention, the basic principle is that children need to be provided with a safe environment, appropriate discipline and a secure relationship with an attentive caregiver. The ultimate goal of intervention is to prevent further harm and promote recovery. Socio-educational goals include being taught to communicate and settle differences without the use of violence, to promote the development of well-adjusted social beings. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 259 leaves) : illustrations (some color) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Abuse en
dc.subject Batterer en
dc.subject Domestic en
dc.subject Violence en
dc.subject Socialisation en
dc.subject Intervention en
dc.subject.ddc 362.82923
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of family violence -- Psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh Abused children -- Psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh Family violence -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychic trauma in children en
dc.subject.lcsh Children and violence -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Socialization en
dc.title The social effects of the exposure to domestic violence during childhood : a socio-educational perspective en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Foundations en M. Ed. (Socio-Education)

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