Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 12-4-2019

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Michelle Miller-Day


Intimate Partner Violence is a serious and detrimental public health issue that impacts millions of Americans each year. According to National Statistics, nearly 20 Americans per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner (NCADV, 2019). IPV includes actions such as domestic violence (hitting, slapping, shoving), stalking, and rape. Although there is extensive research on the overall subject, a small amount of research has looked at the relationship between sexual minorities and dating violence. The research we conducted analyzed the correlation between sexual preference and victimization of dating violence. The collected data was analyzed using the SPSS online program. Results indicate that there is no correlation or relationship with statistical significance between sexual preference and victimization of dating violence among our participants. Our research can be beneficial inunderstanding the ways in which society and health care can help Intimate Partner Violence victims.


Presented at the Fall 2019 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.