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A Study of the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on the Workplace

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $496,750)

The purpose of this proposed study is to examine how intimate partner violence (IPV) impacts the workplace. In particular, the project endeavors to: assess the overall impact, both financial and non-financial, of IPV on organizations; assess the impact of IPV on employees, including victims, perpetrators and coworkers; assess the impact of the workplace environment factors, both positive and negative, on IPV; and gain a better understanding of the economics and public policy solutions to IPV. The grantee will conduct a survey of approximately 40,000 employees of two nationwide employers to generate a data set which will be used to test the study's hypotheses. The proposed research will be conducted in several phases over the course of three years, and will include two rounds each of data collection and analysis. The survey questions will be designed to include measures of IPV victimization, IPV perpetration, attitudes toward the organization, and co-worker awareness of IPV. The anticipated products of this study are findings related to IPV and the workplace, and recommendations for organizational policies and practices that will minimize its negative effects. These results will be disseminated to both practitioner and academic audiences

Date Created: September 29, 2003