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The impact of wife abuse on marital relations as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence Against Women.

Abstract

This article presents findings on the impact of wife abuse on marital relations, as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence Against Women. The study was conducted with a systematic random sample of 1,334 Palestinian women from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The results revealed that compared with their nonabused counterparts, abused wives expressed higher levels of negative patterns of communication with husbands and lower levels of commitment to marriage, marital satisfaction, affection, harmony, and happiness. In addition, the results indicated that substantial amounts of the variance in all six dimensions of marital relations examined are significantly explained by being physically abused, psychologically abused, sexually abused, and/or economically abused, over and above the variance explained by women's sociodemographic characteristics. Recommendations for further research on this topic in Palestinian society are presented.

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    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus 91905, Jerusalem, Israel. mshajyah@pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il

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    MeSH

    Arabs
    Battered Women
    Family Relations
    Female
    Humans
    Israel
    Male
    Marriage
    Spouse Abuse
    Surveys and Questionnaires
    Violence

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    12238410

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of wife abuse on marital relations as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence Against Women. A1 - Haj-Yahia,Muhammad M, PY - 2002/9/20/pubmed PY - 2002/10/17/medline PY - 2002/9/20/entrez SP - 273 EP - 85 JF - Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) JO - J Fam Psychol VL - 16 IS - 3 N2 - This article presents findings on the impact of wife abuse on marital relations, as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence Against Women. The study was conducted with a systematic random sample of 1,334 Palestinian women from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The results revealed that compared with their nonabused counterparts, abused wives expressed higher levels of negative patterns of communication with husbands and lower levels of commitment to marriage, marital satisfaction, affection, harmony, and happiness. In addition, the results indicated that substantial amounts of the variance in all six dimensions of marital relations examined are significantly explained by being physically abused, psychologically abused, sexually abused, and/or economically abused, over and above the variance explained by women's sociodemographic characteristics. Recommendations for further research on this topic in Palestinian society are presented. SN - 0893-3200 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12238410/The_impact_of_wife_abuse_on_marital_relations_as_revealed_by_the_Second_Palestinian_National_Survey_on_Violence_Against_Women_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/fam/16/3/273 ER -