Attitudes, Perceptions and Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of the Nigerian Context

Olayanju, LO and Amin, SA and Mustafa, M and Naguib, RNG and Nguyen, TQ (2014) Attitudes, Perceptions and Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of the Nigerian Context. In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health issue affecting many women around the world. It is a topic that has attracted a great deal of research over the years, but the dynamics of the issue in some parts of the world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, is still very vague, necessitating more research in the region. This study uses a cross-sectional population-based survey to explore attitudes of women towards gender roles in a Sub-Saharan African country – Nigeria, as this is one of the factors that is likely to influence IPV occurrence. The results show that attitudes towards gender roles in Nigeria are more supportive of male dominance and women being subservient to their husband/partner, and also suggest that addressing such attitudes may be an important strand of action in tackling IPV issues in the country.

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Keywords: Gender Roles; Violence; Attitudes; Women
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Raouf Naguib
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 13:30
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 13:30

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