Predictors of Domestic Violence as Expressed by Married Adults in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                                               i         

Certification                                                                                            ii

Dedication                                                                                              iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                  iv

Table of Contents                                                                                    vi

List of Tables                                                                                          x

Abstract                                                                                                  xii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION  

Background to the Study                                                                                    1

Statement of the Problem                                                                                   9

Research Questions                                                                                           13

Research Hypotheses                                                                                         13

Purpose of the Study                                                                                          14

Significance of the Study                                                                                   14

Operational Definitions of Terms                                                                        15

Scope of the Study                                                                                             16     

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Preamble                                                                                                          17     

Concept of Violence                                                                                          17

Concept of Domestic Violence                                                                           20

Predictors of Domestic Violence among Married Adults                                       26

Empirical Review of Studies on Domestic Violence and Predictors of

Domestic Violence                                                                                            33     

Summary of Review of the Related Literature                                                      39     

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Preamble                                                                                                          42     

Research Design                                                                                               42     

Population, Sample and Sampling Techniques                                                     42

Instrumentation                                                                                                 43     

Psychometric Properties of the Instrument                                                           44

Procedure for instrument Administration and Data Collection                                45     

Procedure for Scoring                                                                                        45

Method of Data Analysis                                                                                   46

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS

Preamble                                                                                                           47

Demographic Data                                                                                            47

Hypotheses Testing                                                                                           52

Summary of the Findings                                                                                   57     

CHAPTER FIVE            

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS  

Preamble                                                                                                                                        59

Discussion                                                                                                        59     

Conclusion                                                                                                       63     

Implications for Counselling                                                                              63     

Recommendations                                                                                             64

Suggestions for Further Studies                                                                          66

REFERENCES                                                                                                 67

APPENDIX                                                                                                      80                         

 

 


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1:        Percentage Distribution of Respondents Based on Gender                 48

 

Table 2:        Percentage Distribution of Respondents Based on Age                    48

 

Table 3:        Percentage Distribution of Respondents Based on Educational

                    Qualification                                                                                 49

 

Table 4:        Percentage Distribution of Respondents based on Religion               49

Table 5:        Percentage Distribution of Respondents based on Years in Marriage          50

               

Table 6:        Percentage Distribution of Respondents based on Type of Occupation    50

Table 7:        Mean and Rank Order Analysis of the Respondents’ Expression on the                          Predictors of Domestic Violence                                                           51

 

Table 8:        Mean, Standard Deviation and t-value of the Respondents’ Expression

                    on the Predictors of  Domestic Violence Based on Gender                       53

         

Table 9:        Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showing Respondents’ Expression

                    on the Predictors of Domestic Violence Based on Age                             54

 

Table 10:      Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showing Respondents’ Expression

                    on the Predictors of Domestic Violence Based on Educational

                    Qualification                                                                                        54

 

Table 11:      Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showing Respondents’ Expression

                    on the Predictors of Domestic Violence Based on Religion Affiliation      55

 

Table 12:      Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showing Respondents’ Expression

                    on the Predictors of Domestic Violence Based on Years in Marriage              56

 

Table 13:      Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showing Respondents’ Expression

                    on the Predictors of Domestic Violence Based on Type of Occupation     56                                                      


ABSTRACT

Domestic violence affects men, women and children. It is a serious problem that transcends racial, economic, social and religious lines. More so, it affects human health, undermines human dignity and in the long run become a major drawback to economic development. This study investigated predictors of domestic violence as expressed by married adults in Ilorin metropolis, Kwara state.

The study was a survey research. The population of this study comprised all married adults in Ilorin metropolis while sample size of 385 respondents was used in the study.  A questionnaire entitled “Predictors of Domestic Violence Questionnaire” (PDVQ) was used to collect data for the study. The variables taken into consideration were gender, age, educational qualification, religion, years of marriage and type of occupation. Percentage, mean and rank order were used to answer research questions while the six null hypotheses formulated were tested using t-test and ANOVA statistical techniques.  

The findings of the study revealed that predictors of domestic violence include: partner failing to perform his/her expected duties; lack of self-control by either spouse; and partner’s arrogance.  It was also found that no significant difference exist in the expression of married adults in Ilorin metropolis on the predictors of domestic violence based on gender, age, educational qualification, religion affiliation, years in marriage and type of occupation.

 Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that premarital counselling should be given to intending couples on how to manage their marital relationship. Marital counsellors should counsel married adults on how to understand their own behaviour pattern, types and the behaviour pattern of other persons which could serve as a predictive factor of domestic violence. Government should enact a law against domestic violence and punish the offenders found guilty of domestic violence.

 

 

 

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Funmilayo, A (2021). Predictors of Domestic Violence as Expressed by Married Adults in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-domestic-violence-as-expressed-by-married-adults-in-ilorin-metropolis-kwara-state

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and AJEJE Funmilayo "Predictors of Domestic Violence as Expressed by Married Adults in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-domestic-violence-as-expressed-by-married-adults-in-ilorin-metropolis-kwara-state. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and AJEJE Funmilayo . "Predictors of Domestic Violence as Expressed by Married Adults in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021. Web. 22 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-domestic-violence-as-expressed-by-married-adults-in-ilorin-metropolis-kwara-state >.

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Frontiers, Edu and Funmilayo, AJEJE . "Predictors of Domestic Violence as Expressed by Married Adults in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 22, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-domestic-violence-as-expressed-by-married-adults-in-ilorin-metropolis-kwara-state