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Women’s approval of domestic physical violence against wives: analysis of the Ghana demographic and health survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Women's Health, December 2015
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Title
Women’s approval of domestic physical violence against wives: analysis of the Ghana demographic and health survey
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BMC Women's Health, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12905-015-0276-0
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David Teye Doku, Kwaku Oppong Asante

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has serious consequences for the physical, psychological, and reproductive and sexual health of women. However, the factors that make women to justify domestic violence against wives in many sub-Saharan African countries have not been explored. This study investigates factors that influence women approval of domestic physical violence among Ghanaian women aged 15-49. A nationally representative sampled data (N = 10,607) collected in the 2003 and 2008 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey were used. Multivariate logistic regression was used to study the associations between women's economic and socio-demographic characteristics and their approval of domestic physical violence against wives. Women aged 25-34 and 15-24 were 1.5 and 1.3 times, respectively, more likely to approve domestic physical violence against wives compared to those aged 35 years and above. Furthermore, women with no education (OR = 3.1, CI = 2.4-3.9), primary education (OR = 2.6, CI = 2.1-3.3) and junior secondary education (OR = 1.8, CI = 1.4-2.2) had higher probability of approving domestic physical violence compared to a woman who had secondary education or higher. Compared to women with Christian belief, Moslems (OR = 1.5, CI = 1.3-1.8) and Traditional believer (OR = 1.7, CI = 1.2-2.4) were more likely to approve domestic physical violence of wives. Women who were in the richest, rich and middle wealth index categories were less likely to approve domestic physical violence of wives compared to the poorest. These findings fill a gap in understanding economic and socio-demographic factors associated with approval of domestic physical violence of wives. Interventions and policies should be geared at contextualizing intimate partner violence in terms of the justification of this behaviour, as this can play an important role in perpetration and victimization.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 204 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 17%
Lecturer 30 15%
Student > Bachelor 23 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 8%
Researcher 13 6%
Other 35 17%
Unknown 51 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 42 21%
Social Sciences 37 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 12%
Unspecified 11 5%
Psychology 10 5%
Other 24 12%
Unknown 56 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 March 2017.
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