The impact of domestic violence on family relationships and development in Kampala district : a case study of Nsambya parish

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The purpose of the study was to establish the impact of domestic violence on family relationships and development. It was guided the following objectives that included 1) to identify the different forms of domestic violence existing among families in our community 2) to identify the causes of domestic violence among families and 3) to examine the impact of domestic violence on family relationship and development .The study employed a descriptive survey design in its methodology and a sample size of 80 respondents participated in the study. From the study findings, it was revealed that Emotional violence as the leading form of domestic violence in families, Honor killings and acid throwing were among the forms of domestic violence. Jealousy was the leading factor for domestic violence. Other causes included; Mental illness, Termination of the Relationship and socioeconomic status. Child abuse was reported to be leading impact of domestic violence; substance abuse and Poverty marital conflict were the other effects. The study recommended that Education outreach should becoming major parts of establishing a more effective program for preventing domestic violence at home. Reduction in the supply of drugs. Drug abuse solutions can be viewed from many perspectives. On a national level, solutions are based and discussed in terms of the reduction in supply of drugs. From a social perspective, solutions are usually discussed in terms of prevention, early intervention and treatment, Sensitization. Prevention is better than cure. This adage holds good in fighting domestic violence too. Public education campaigns and stricter laws regarding domestic violence are measures that can adopted. Many areas have created coalitions of community and business leaders to address the problem of domestic violence, dealing with peer pressure. The biggest reason for domestic violence is because their friends utilize peer pressure. No one likes to be left out, and teens and some adults, too find themselves doing things they normally wouldn’t do, just to fit in.
A dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences for partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of bachelor’s degree of guidance and counseling of Kampala International University
Domestic violence, Family relationships, Developmen, Kampala district