Gender Based Violence among Married Persons in Awka Town from a Glocalizing Context: A Comparative Study of Mental Health and Loneliness

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Nwankwo, Emeka Anthony
Mabia, Chidozie Emmanuel
Eweni, Henry Ikemefuna
Obasi, Ifeanyi Michael
Ezeakabekwe, Samuel Uche

Abstract

Aim: The study considered if mental health and loneliness would have comparativeness on gender based violence in glocalizing context in Awka town.

Methods: 149 married persons serve as participants. Systematic sampling technique was used for participants’ selection. They comprised of 71 male and 78 female. Their age ranged from 23-53 years with mean age of 39.66 and standard deviation of 8.76. Conflict Tactics Scales, Short Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale and UCLA Loneliness Scale were employed for data generation. 2×2 Factorial Design and Two-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistic were used to analyze the data.

Results: The first hypothesis which stated that those with positive mental health will not differ significantly from those with negative mental health on gender based violence among married persons and second hypothesis which stated that those with positive loneliness will not differ significantly from those with negative loneliness on gender based violence among married persons were both confirmed at p>.05. The third hypothesis which stated that mental health and loneliness will not have significant interaction on gender based violence among married persons was also confirmed at p>.05. Hence, the study established suggestions.

Keywords:
Mental health, loneliness, gender based violence, glocalization

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Anthony, N. E., Emmanuel, M. C., Ikemefuna, E. H., Michael, O. I., & Uche, E. S. (2020). Gender Based Violence among Married Persons in Awka Town from a Glocalizing Context: A Comparative Study of Mental Health and Loneliness. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 11(4), 6-15. https://doi.org/10.9734/arjass/2020/v11i430175
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