NRSG210-Domestic violence.docx - Domestic violence is not merely a physical abuse rather it incorporates psychological emotional spiritual verbal

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Domestic violence is not merely a physical abuse, rather it incorporates psychological, emotional, spiritual, verbal, social and economic abuse. Hence, domestic violence is a serious global issue extending across national boundaries along with racial, cultural, socio-economic and class differences causing negative impact on mental health and well-being of people. Further, domestic violence can include partner abuse, abuse of parents, siblings and other relatives. However, it predominantly involves intimate partner violence with women being the most common victims and men being the perpetrator for various reasons. Thus, the main aim of this essay is to explain different socio-economic and psychological factors influencing the incidence of domestic violence in reference to international and Australian sources. Further, this essay will discuss the factors that affects psychological growth in early childhood based on the Erikson’s developmental theory. Likewise, essay will include evaluation of above mentioned factors for the perpetrator or victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence is not a new topic in developing countries like India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nepal. Likewise, even a country as developed as America and Australia are not spared from this infestation that has huge negative impacts on victims and their family. For example, in Australia, at least 1 in 6 women have experienced physical and sexual violence by their intimate partner ("Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018, Summary - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare", 2018). Victims are silently facing such horrific torture on regular basis. Thus, there are various factors that influences domestic violence and socioeconomic status of victims is one of them (Saffari et al., 2017). Whether, it is physical, sexual or economical abuse, socioeconomic factors have significant role to play in it.
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Generally, socioeconomic factors are the combination of income, occupation and education which are often considered as the social class of a person or a group in the society (Bhattacharjee & Banda, 2016). Everyone gets affected by the unstable socioeconomic status, unequal distribution of wealth and limited access to the resources. However, women are often found to have lower and unstable socioeconomic status affecting their quality of life and further causing mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and stress (Bhattacharjee & Banda, 2016). Hence, evidences suggest that women who are living under poverty line are more prone to have mental health disorders and they are more likely to be vulnerable to domestic violence (Ullah & Parvin, 2015). Similarly, more domestic violence incidences have been reported by women from low socioeconomic household and whose income is low and additionally, limited access to wealth and income can force women to return to an abusive relationship and be victim again (Awang & Hariharan, 2011).
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