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作者 Binahayati, Binahayati
書名 Perceptions and attitudes toward violence against wives in West Java, Indonesia
國際標準書號 9781124605203
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說明 256 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-07, Section: A, page: 2572
Adviser: Jan Hagen
Thesis (Ph.D.)--State University of New York at Albany, 2011
This study explored factors contributing to Indonesians' perceptions and attitudes toward violence against wives. A total of 181 individuals (91 males and 90 females) living in rural and urban households in Kota Bandung (Bandung City) and Kabupaten Bandung (Bandung Regency), West Java Province, Indonesia that were listed in the 2009 National Social Economic Survey were randomly selected. Data were collected using face-to-face interviews with open-ended and closed-ended questions
The majority of Indonesians in this study were aware of the existence of violence against wives in society. Respondents tended to define violence against wives in physical terms. They inclined to justify a husband hitting his wife when she was perceived to deviate from traditional gender roles as a wife or mother. The findings indicated prevalent victim-blaming attitudes. The participants also tended to express ambivalent attitudes between protecting the victims and punishing the abusive husbands. In addition, Indonesians in this study reported preference for informal mechanisms in dealing with violence against wives
Feminist and socio-demographic perspectives that were used to generate hypotheses were partially supported. Attitudes toward gender roles, location of residence, and marital status were among the most common variables significantly associated with the definitions, contextual justification, and responses to violence against wives. Findings were discussed in the light of a socio-cultural context. The study's results posed some implications for social welfare practice, policy and research
School code: 0668
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-07A
主題 Social Work
Women's Studies
Sociology, Criminology and Penology
Alt Author State University of New York at Albany. Social Welfare
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