Intimate partner violence (IPV) impacts the lives of millions of individuals, devastating survivors, and damaging families. Many survivors are unsure of how to get help, and many have limited access to resources. In recent years, those affected by IPV have turned online for answers and support, including forums such as Reddit, to anonymously disclose their experiences. This study examined the dialogue online between survivors of violence and those who respond to their posts on Reddit. The aim is to better understand the kinds of conversations and responses that are occurring in online communities discussing IPV. Analysis of the domestic violence subreddit highlighted positive conversations focused on helping survivors as commenters offered support, advise, understanding, education, access to resources and additional information to aid survivors in receiving help.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Davies, Bria Nicole, "Online Dialogue in Response to Disclosures of Intimate Partner Violence" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 8610.
intimate partner violence, resources, support, online communities, Reddit, anonymity