Nicholas A. Smith
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
intimate partner violence, domestic violence, Islam, Muslim, Muslim Community, IPV
Intimate partner violence is a complex issue that involves gender, race, sexuality, religion, and culture. Muslim communities are a combination of many identities and to be able to support the community, there needs to be a better understanding of how IPV is expressed within this population. This thesis reports findings from a survey distributed throughout Muslim networks and IPV organizations in the US. The results are based on 200 responses and demonstrate that individuals with a history of IPV have worse social and health outcomes. In addition, the source of IPV disclosure (e.g., healthcare provider, religious leader) depended on whether the IPV perpetrator was Muslim or non-Muslim. The top three barriers to seeking support for IPV were losing children, afraid of children getting hurt, and not wanting anyone to know.
© 2022 Areebah Zaidi
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Zaidi, Areebah, "Analyzing Perceptions and Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence Within Muslim Communities" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1197.