publication . Article . 2016

Attitudes Toward Physical Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Nigeria

Leah Okenwa-Emegwa; Stephen Lawoko; Bjarne Jansson;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2016 Journal: SAGE Open (issn: 2158-2440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
Attitudes toward intimate partner violence (IPV) are known predictors of IPV victimization and perpetration with more women generally believed to justify IPV than men. An understanding of the determinants of justification of IPV may provide information necessary for holistic interventions. This study sought to examine the magnitude, extent, and predictors of justification of physical IPV against women among men and women in Nigeria. Data from 33,385 women and 15,486 men from the 2008 Nigerian demographic and health surveys were analyzed using chi-square test and multiple logistic regressions. Results show that although larger proportions of women justified physi...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: educationbehavioral disciplines and activitiessocial sciencesmental disorders
free text keywords: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999, H
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