AASoci  Vol.5 No.6 , June 2015
Attitude and Perception of Intimate Partner Violence among Women in Military and Civilian Communities in Abuja Nigeria
ABSTRACT
This was a descriptive comparative study of attitude towards intimate partner violence (IPV) involving 260 female intimate partners of military and civilian men in Abuja, Nigeria. More civilian respondents than the military believed in total submission of a wife to her husband’s views (p = 0.000), frowned at wife beating (p = 0.000), supported sexual assertiveness by women (p = 0.006) and believed that a wife should satisfy her partner sexually, (p = 0.000). More military respondents than civilians preferred family matters to be kept confidential (p = 0.000). Addressing IPV requires immediate and long term commitment and strategies to the attitude of both the women and their husbands.

Cite this paper
Chimah, U. , Adogu, P. , Ubajaka, C. , Ilika, A. and Egenti, N. (2015) Attitude and Perception of Intimate Partner Violence among Women in Military and Civilian Communities in Abuja Nigeria. Advances in Applied Sociology, 5, 195-205. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2015.56019.
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