Thesis Title: Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Mental Well-Being in Patients of Mental Health

Student Name: Sunaira Sohail

Supervisor: Huma Hassan

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship of child abuse and domestic violence with mental well-being in patients of mental health. It was hypothesized there would be negative relationship between child abuse, domestic violence and mental well-being in patients of mental health. It was further hypothesized that child abuse and domestic violence would be predict mental health problem in patients. Sample size was comprised of (N = 100) female patients from the hospitals of Lahore. Child Abuse Scale Revised (Shah, Ghaffar & Malik, 2015), Domestic Violence Scale (Bano & Malik, 2013) and Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (Stewart & Janmohamed, 2008) were used for assessment. Pearson product moment correlation was used to find out relationship between child abuse, domestic violence and mental well- being in patients of mental health. Multiple regression was also used to find out the role of child abuse and domestic violence in mental well- being in patients of mental health. The findings revealed the negative relationship of child abuse and domestic violence with mental well-being in patients of mental health. The findings will help the parents and clinicians to know about effects of child abuse and domestic violence on mental well-being.

Keywords: Child abuse, domestic violence, mental well-being, mental health.

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