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BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 380-382

An exploratory study on violence among the college students in Urban Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


1 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. A R Manasa
Senior Resident, Dr. Chandramma Dayanand Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, Devarakagganahalli Village, Kanakapura Taluk, Ramnagar District, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_230_18

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Violence often blights people's lives for decades, leading to drug addiction, depression, suicide, school dropout, unemployment, and recurrent relationship difficulties. This exploratory study was conducted among professional degree colleges in urban Bengaluru from January to March 2017; the objectives were to find the magnitude, forms, and substance use in violence. A total of 450 students were studied. One hundred and twenty-three (27.3%) students experienced some kind of violence in the past 1 year and 77 (62.6%) were males. Verbal abuse (65.0%), pushing around (23.6%), and slapping (18.7%) were common forms of violence observed. Substance use was significantly associated with violence.


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