Intimate partner violence trauma and mental health need. Quantitative research question: To what extent do domains of mental health such as subjective well-being, symptoms, functioning, and risk to self or others contribute to the severity of domestic violence?
Theory or conceptual framework: Exosystem Factor Theory. According to this theory, life stressors or life events can serve as predictors of domestic violence (Hyde-Nolan & Juliao, 2012). However, life stressors result in domestic violence when other specific factors exist these include social isolation, low marital satisfaction, and most importantly, mental health illness. This theory will provide a phenomenon for understanding the above-mentioned social problem and interpreting research results.
Qualitative research problem: According to Voth & Edmond (2018), some mental illnesses such as schizophrenia can affect one’s thinking and can bring hallucinations which can then affect their actions leading to violence. There is a significant amount of research exploring how mental health illnesses contribute to domestic violence. However, few researchers have explored the relationship between specific mental health factors such as childhood trauma, long-term stress, and economic issues and domestic violence.
Qualitative research purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the relationship between specific mental health factors such as childhood trauma, long-term stress, and economic issues and domestic violence.
Qualitative research question: How do mental health factors, such as childhood trauma, long-term stress, and economic issues contribute to domestic violence?
Theory or conceptual framework: Same as quantitative.
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Hyde-Nolan, M. E., & Juliao, T. (2012). Theoretical basis for family violence. Family violence: What health care providers need to know, 5-16.
Voth Schrag, R. J., & Edmond, T. E. (2018). Intimate partner violence, trauma, and mental health need among female community college students. Journal of American college health, 66(7), 702-711.