Date of Award

5-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

School of Social Work

First Advisor

Hattie M. Mitchell, MSW

Abstract

This study examined relationship satisfaction among battered and nonbattered women. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistical relationship between the levels of relationship satisfaction among battered and nonbattered women. The study utilized an exploratory descriptive research design. The sample consisted of sixteen battered women and seventeen nonbattered women. The analysis consisted of percentages, frequencies, and a chi-square cross-tabulation analysis. The results indicated that the two groups were similar in their levels of relationship satisfaction. The chi-square analysis found a statistically significant relationship satisfaction among the two groups. In conclusion, the study found that battered women experience lower levels of relationship satisfaction than nonbattered women.

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