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Ashimolowo and Otufale

Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 2 (3), pp. 102-114, August 2012

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 GJSS

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: GJSS1223


Assessment of Domestic Violence among Women in Ogun State, Nigeria


1Ashimolowo O.R. and *2Otufale G.A.


1University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

2Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu Ijebu, Nigeria


*Corresponding Author’s Email: mr.gbolahanotufale @yahoo .com


This study assessed domestic violence among women in Ogun State. Data were collected using structured interview guide. Purposively sampling technique was used to select 220 respondents in two zones of Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Findings showed that the mean age of respondents was 48.73 years, while the mean household size was 6 persons. Also, 41% of the respondents were Christians. Few, (26.20%) of the respondents had primary education qualification while 30.80% were into farming. Only 43.60% of the respondents belonged to cooperative societies. 18% of the respondents experienced verbal abuse. Similarly, 49.23% of the respondents agreed that domineering attitude of men promote domestic violence. The most preferred coping strategies to ameliorate domestic violence was to remain silent (63.10%). Correlation analysis also showed significant relationship between women’s livelihood activities and coping strategies such as fighting back (r= 0.95), pleasing and placating the perpetrator (r= 0.82), remaining silent (r= 0.89), avoiding the perpetrator (r =0.81) at p < 0.05. It was concluded that domestic violence limits women’s potentials and hinders their full involvement in livelihood activities. Therefore, there is need for the patriarch structures that reinforce power imbalance between men and women to be dismantled. Furthermore, women should be empowered through training and access to social assets such as loans and credit.

Keywords: Domestic violence, Gender relations, women potentials, women empowerment.

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