Gen Z College Students’ Perception of Emotional Abuse in School Life | P 29-48

Anuja Mitra
Amity University, Kolkata

Anoma Modak
ICFAI University Tripura

Pages:29 – 48

Emotional abuse has always been very prevalent in developing countries like India where most of such cases are not even reported. Thus, the present study is to explore GenZ college students’ (boys and girls) perception of emotional abuse in their school life and to know about their awareness of the same. Data was collected from 10 undergraduates (18-21 years, 5 boys, and 5 girls) through structured interviews. Qualitative analysis is done by coding, grouping into themes, and then further analytical explanation. Percentage Analysis was done based on the results found. The result led us to understand some basic themes – Awareness of Emotional Abuse, Awareness of Emotionally abused person in school, Direct exposure to emotional abuse, symptoms of Emotional abuse, vulnerable age group to emotional abuse, causal factors of emotional abuse, criminality, and severity of emotional abuse. It can be concluded that the participants have a great extent of awareness of emotional abuse though the majority of girls are unable to perceive it completely as a crime in spite of experiencing it, probably due to various social learning and related societal factors.. Keywords: Emotional abuse, School life, GenZ, College students, Awareness

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