Women's Autonomy and Support for Wife Beating: Findings from a Population-Based Survey in Jordan
Linos, Natalia, Khawaja, Marwan, Al-Nsour, Mohannad, Violence and Victims
The aim of this study is to examine attitudes among married women toward wife beating and to investigate the hypothesis that female individual empowerment is associated with such attitudes within a broader context of societal patriarchy in Jordan. The study uses data from a cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of married women (n = 5,390) conducted in 2002. Associations between acceptance of wife beating and several women's empowerment variables, including decision-making power, as well as other risk factors were assessed, using odds ratios from binary logistic regression models. The key finding is that the vast majority (87.5%) of Jordanian women believe that wife beating is …
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Publication information: Article title: Women's Autonomy and Support for Wife Beating: Findings from a Population-Based Survey in Jordan. Contributors: Linos, Natalia - Author, Khawaja, Marwan - Author, Al-Nsour, Mohannad - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 25. Issue: 3 Publication date: May 1, 2010. Page number: 409+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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