Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


School of Business

First Advisor

Dr. Paul Shelton, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Dr. Dirk Barram, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Dr. Brad Jensen, Ph.D.


The purpose of this study was to explore whether or not a relationship exists between domestic violence (DV) and workplace violence (WPV). The results may be used to help further develop and refine DV and WPV prevention and intervention programs and policies for use by organizations, batterer treatment programs, and the judicial system to better meet the needs of the community. A survey was developed for this study, consisting of 81 questions thematically derived from literature and existing domestic and workplace related standardized questionnaires. Six scales were developed using the questions posed which further contribute to the DV and WPV body of knowledge. Data suggests a relationship exists between those who initiate DV and those who initiate WPV. Age, gender, and employment status were not statistically significant, while education level, employment type, and role in industry were statistically significant. With limited existing research on the relationship between DV and WPV, this study helps bridge the knowledge gap that other researchers identified as essential.