A Study on Senior couple's domestic violence and its effect on mental health

노인부부의 가정폭력실태와 정신건강에 관한 연구

  • 박상진 (경동대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.22
  • Accepted : 2019.04.11
  • Published : 2019.05.31


This study aims to understand realities of senior couple's violence by dividing them into victim and assaulter, and then grasp the degree of the effect of violence on desirable cohabitation. Conjugal violence was divided into emotional, minor physical, severe physical and sexual violence. Mental health was subdivided into depression, stress, aggression and self-esteem. Emotional violence appeared most often at 29.9%, and physical violence was under 3% in the case of being victimized, while emotional violence accounted for 25.4% and physical violence for under 2% in the case of offense. The effect of conjugal violence on mental health was that depression and stress increased significantly although some disparity existed between types of violence. In the circumstances of inflicting violence, the degree of aggression was significantly different in common. In conclusion, conjugal violence has a great influence on couple's mental health though the extent of damage was different depending on the type of violence and whether the person was the victim or attacker. So diverse welfare program should be implemented and activated.

표 1. 부부 폭력 경험에 관한 빈도 분석 (피해) Table 1. Frequency analysis of conjugal violence experiences (victims)

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표 2. 부부 폭력 경험에 관한 빈도 분석 (가해) Table 2. Frequency analysis of conjugal violence experiences (offenders)

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표 3 부부폭력에 따른 정신건강 차이분석(피해) Table 3. Analysis of difference in mental health induced by conjugal violence (victims)

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표 4. 부부 폭력에 따른 정신건강 차이분석 (가해) Table 4. Analysis of difference in mental health induced by conjugal violence (offenders)

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