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English Title: Beliefs about wife beating: An exploratory study with Lebanese students
Author/Creator: Obeid, N.
Chang, D.F.
Ginges, J.
Type of publication: Journal Article
Bibliographic reference: Obeid, N., Chang, D.F. & Ginges, J. 2010, ‘Beliefs About Wife Beating: An Exploratory Study With Lebanese Students’, Violence against Women, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 691-712
Abstract: In recent years, there has been a growing interest in understanding the sociocultural contexts and risk factors for domestic violence in the Arab world. This study provides an analysis of the religious, legal, and familial contexts of domestic violence in Lebanon and assesses contemporary attitudes toward women and wife beating in a sample of 206 Lebanese university students. Gender, patriarchal attitudes, religion, childhood experiences with family violence, and mother's employment status were investigated as predictors of attitudes toward wife beating. Consistent with feminist theories of wife abuse, gender and attitudes toward women's roles emerged as the strongest predictors of beliefs about wife beating.
Original abstract of the author: Yes
Field of science: All/General
Relation with Gender and Science topics: Underlying Causes and effects
Geographical coverage: Lebanon
Time coverage: 2000s
Methodological approach: State-of-the-art
Empirical research. Quantitive techniques
Identifier: ISSN: 1077-8012
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