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Attitudes of women toward intimate partner violence: a study of rural women in Nigeria
Authors: Antai DE, Antai JB
Source: Rural and Remote Health, 8 (online), 2008: 996
Topic(s): Domestic violence
Country: Africa
Published: SEP 2008
Abstract: Predictors of rural women’s attitudes in Nigeria toward intimate partner violence (IPV) were investigated using a random sample of rural women (n = 3911) aged 15-49 years from the 2003 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). Findings were suggestive of social, religious, and cultural influences in the women’s attitudes towards IPV. Women resident in the three northern regions, the South South region, Muslim women, women with low levels of education and low household wealth were more likely to tolerate IPV. This is reflective of the socio-economic disadvantages they face, as well as the cultural and religious restrictions imposed on these women.