TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Table of Contents vi
List of Tables x
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
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
Research Design 42
Population, Sample and Sampling Techniques 42
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
Demographic Data 47
Hypotheses Testing 52
Summary of the Findings 57
DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Implications for Counselling 63
Suggestions for Further Studies 66
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.
Consults, E. (2022). 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-2
Consults, Education "PREDICTORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS EXPRESSED BY MARRIED ADULTS IN ILORIN METROPOLIS, KWARA STATE" Afribary. Afribary, 16 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-domestic-violence-as-expressed-by-married-adults-in-ilorin-metropolis-kwara-state-2. Accessed 07 Oct. 2022.
Consults, Education . "PREDICTORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS EXPRESSED BY MARRIED ADULTS IN ILORIN METROPOLIS, KWARA STATE". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Aug. 2022. Web. 07 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-domestic-violence-as-expressed-by-married-adults-in-ilorin-metropolis-kwara-state-2 >.
Consults, Education . "PREDICTORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS EXPRESSED BY MARRIED ADULTS IN ILORIN METROPOLIS, KWARA STATE" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-domestic-violence-as-expressed-by-married-adults-in-ilorin-metropolis-kwara-state-2