Presentation Title

Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on intimate partner violence

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Sharon Thompson, Health Sciences

Major

Sociology

Presentation Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a problem that impacts 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men throughout their lifetime in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic brought high rates of unemployment and extensive stay-at-home orders that negatively impact the lives of people. South Carolina falls in the top 5 states for reported IPV incidents, so rates of physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm are likely higher than the national average. This research was conducted to assess IPV experiences and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on IPV stressors and social support. A survey was devised in both online and paper-pencil formats to determine participants' experiences with IPV during the pandemic. Questions were also developed to determine residents' knowledge of intimate partner violence and local IPV resources to establish where education and advocacy efforts are needed in our community. Results will be discussed.

Location

Room 2

Start Date

22-4-2021 2:00 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 2:20 PM

Disciplines

Sociology

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Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on intimate partner violence

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a problem that impacts 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men throughout their lifetime in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic brought high rates of unemployment and extensive stay-at-home orders that negatively impact the lives of people. South Carolina falls in the top 5 states for reported IPV incidents, so rates of physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm are likely higher than the national average. This research was conducted to assess IPV experiences and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on IPV stressors and social support. A survey was devised in both online and paper-pencil formats to determine participants' experiences with IPV during the pandemic. Questions were also developed to determine residents' knowledge of intimate partner violence and local IPV resources to establish where education and advocacy efforts are needed in our community. Results will be discussed.

https://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/ugrc/test1/test1track/93