Running head: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Evans, S. E., Davies, C., & DiLillo, D. (2008). Exposure to domestic violence: A meta-analysis
of child and adolescent outcomes. Aggression and violent behavior, 13(2), 131-140.
The authors of this article set out to explore the impact of exposure to domestic violence on
children and adolescents. They conducted a meta-analysis of existing studies to determine the
relationship between exposure to domestic violence and other factors of psychological wellbeing such as trauma. The researchers intended to evaluate other factors such as internalizing and
externalizing symptoms. The authors gathered data and any additional insightful information
from 60 reviewed studies with the sole intention of determining the relationship between the
research variables. The article relied on the mixed-methods research design because the
researchers dealt with both qualitative and quantitative data. The article relied on data that had
already been collected by other researchers and scholars. The correlation test was used to analyze
the data they gathered to determine the d-value. The d-value was used to determine the
correlation coefficient between the variables of the study. The findings of the research showed
that there exists a correlation between a child’s exposure to domestic violence and childhood
trauma. The researchers also observed that the effect was more intense among boys as compared
to girls. However, factors such as age had no significant impact on the study. Upon noticing that
the results of their findings were not generalizable, the authors suggest that future research will
fill in the research gap. Additionally, they offer suggestions on how the issue of domestic
violence can be addressed. This research will help support the assertion that there exists a
correlation between exposure to domestic violence and a child’s behavior.
Holt, S., Buckley, H., & Whelan, S. (2008). The impact of exposure to domestic violence on
children and young people: A review of the literature. Child abuse & neglect, 32(8), 797810.
This article was meant to determine the impact of exposing children and young people to
domestic violence. The researchers assessed the effect based on four interrelated do...