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NCJ Number: NCJ 240499     Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women in Jordan
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Author(s): Diab M. Al-Badayneh
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:5  Dated:July 2012  Pages:369 to 379

Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 11
  Annotation: This study examined the social and cultural etiology of violence against women in Jordan.
Abstract: This study aimed to describe the social and cultural etiology of violence against women in Jordan. A sample of houses was randomly selected from all 12 Governorates in Jordan, resulting in a final sample of 1,854 randomly selected women. ANOVA analysis showed significant differences in violence against women as a result of women’s education, F=4.045, a=0.003, women who work, F=3.821, a=0.001, espouser to violence F=17.896, a=0.000, experiencing violence during childhood F=12.124, a=0.000, and wife’s propensity to leave the marital relationship F=12.124, a=0.000. However, no differences were found in violence against women because of the husband’s education, husband’s work, or having friends who belief in physical punishment of kids. Findings showed women experienced 45 percent or witnessed 55 percent violence during their childhood. Almost all 98 percent of the sample was subjected to at least one type of violence. Twenty-eight percent of the sample believed a husband has the right to control a woman’s behavior and 93 percent believed a wife is obliged to obey a husband. After each abusive incidence, women felt insecure, ashamed, frightened, captive and stigmatized. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Battered wives ; Cultural influences ; Domestic assault ; Socially approved violence ; Jordan
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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