The Prevalence and Effects of Domestic Violence Against Women in Lagos State

Sodiq Kolawole 72 PAGES (15380 WORDS) Project
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ABSTRACT

The over-riding aim of this research work is to examine the prevalence and effects of domestic violence against women in Lagos State, a case study of Mushin Local Government Area. 

To effectively carry out this research, data was collected in form of questionnaire from respondents who are people living and working in Mushin LGA. (150) one hundred and fifty questionnaire were administered, (118) one hundred and eighteen copies were returned and (100) hundred copies are used. After critical analysis of the data collected, findings revealed that the prevalence and effects of domestic violence against women in Lagos State cannot be over emphasized in reducing the rate of violence against women.

In our society, many women are violently treated by their intimate partners while they suffer in silence. In some cases, domestic violence leads to the death of these women. This should not be allowed to continue because women are crucial to the growth and development of any nation and the world at large. They are homemakers, custodians of social, cultural and fundamental values of the society; and permanent change is often best achieved through them. Full community development is impossible without their understanding, cooperation and effective participation. Considering all these, women deserve better treatment but opposite is usually the case. Wife battery affects the physical and psychological wellbeing of the abused women and even that of their children. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title      page

Declaration I

Certification II

Dedication III

Acknowledgement IV

Abstract V

Table of content VI

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction 1

Background of the study 2

Statement of the research problem 3

1.4 Purpose of the study 3

1.5 Significance of the study 4

1.6 Research questions 4

1.7 Research hypothesis 4

1.8 Scope and limitations of the study 5

1.9 Definition of terms 5

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 Introduction 8

2.2 Domestic violence against women and why happening 10

2.2.1 What is domestic violence against women 10

2.2.2 Types/forms of domestic violence against women 11

2.2.3 What is happening and why 12

2.3 The law and the reality 14

2.4 Causes of domestic violence in Nigeria 16

2.5 Effects of domestic violence against women 19

2.6 The Justice System response to domestic violence 21

2.7 The prevalence of domestic violence against women 24

2.8 Global attempts to eradicate violence against women 25

2.9 Theoretical framework 27

2.1.1 Feminist Perspectives 27

2.9.2 Psychological theory 29

2.10 Conceptual Framework 30

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Introduction 33

3.2 Research design 33

Research questions 33

Population of the study 34

Sampling size 34

3.5.2 Sampling techniques 34

Data collection instrument 35

Administration of data collection instrument 35

3.8 Validation and reliability of instruments 36

3.9 Method of data analysis 36

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA ANALYSIS PRESENTATION

4.1 Introduction 38

Analysis of respondents’ characteristics and classifications 38

Analysis of individual research statement 41

Test of hypothesis 51

Discussion of the findings 60



CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary of the findings 62

5.2 Conclusion 63

5.3 Recommendations 64

5.4 Suggestion for further study 65

References 66

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APA

Sodiq, K (2018). The Prevalence and Effects of Domestic Violence Against Women in Lagos State. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-and-effects-of-domestic-violence-against-women-in-lagos-state

MLA 8th

Kolawole, Sodiq. "The Prevalence and Effects of Domestic Violence Against Women in Lagos State" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 20 Apr. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-and-effects-of-domestic-violence-against-women-in-lagos-state . Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Kolawole, Sodiq. "The Prevalence and Effects of Domestic Violence Against Women in Lagos State". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 20 Apr. 2018. Web. 23 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-and-effects-of-domestic-violence-against-women-in-lagos-state >.

Chicago

Kolawole, Sodiq. "The Prevalence and Effects of Domestic Violence Against Women in Lagos State" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed April 23, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-and-effects-of-domestic-violence-against-women-in-lagos-state