This study examined attitudes towards intimate partner violence (IPV), endorsement of IPV myths, and self-esteem of undergraduate social work students at California State University, Long Beach. The sample consisted of 42 respondents, who were over the age of 18 and enrolled in the bachelor of social work major. Results indicated that, overall, this sample had high levels of self-esteem, low levels of attitudes accepting of IPV, and low levels of endorsement of IPV myths. Significant results were found indicating that younger students had higher levels of attitudes accepting of IPV. Additionally, students with parents who have less than a high school education had a significantly higher level of endorsement of IPV myths. Finally, there was evidence that the scores on the Domestic Violence Myth Acceptance Scale and the Intimate Partner Violence Acceptance Scale-Revised were positively correlated; the correlation approached significance. Implications for social work practice and directions for future research are discussed further.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Social work, Public health|
|Keywords:||Attitudes, Domestic violence, Intimate partner violence, Myths, Self-esteem, Social work students|
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