Amount of Violence against Women in Married Women of District 4 in Tehran

Fereshteh Heydari, Mohammad Hassan Asayesh, Elahe Golpasha

Abstract


Today, the world encounters evidence indicating disorders in family relations and resulted violence in families. The aim of this study was investigating dimensions of men's violence against women as well as studying frequency of them and presenting effective solutions to reduce it. Research method in this study is descriptive survey. Seventy married women of District 4 in Tehran were selected using accessible sampling. Required data were collected using scale of violence against women by Asayesh and Golpasha (2016). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean, standard deviation and correlation. Results showed that of dimensions of violence, the highest frequency is observed in verbal abuse (M=8.80), mental abuse (M=6.28), economic abuse (M=5.85), enmity (M=4.05), relational aggression (M=3.54), physical violence (M=2.65) and sexual violence (M=2.24). In addition, there was a significant positive relation between dimensions of violence which shows that all of dimensions of violence against women in this scale measure one variable and this shows the reliability of tools. Mean score of dimensions of violence against women being lower than its standard deviation in each dimension shows low amount of violence against women in this sample under study. Although, violence against women may be lower in some societies, it is still required to be studied. This information can be useful for counselors and therapists for better evaluations, effective interventions and family trainings. In addition, it is worth to present life skills, assertiveness skills and self-care in general training programs (especially for girls) in various educational levels.


Keywords


Violence; Aggression; Verbal Abuse; Sexual Violence; Violence against Women

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