This study raised and addressed three questions related to determinants of IPV experiences in Jordan, drawing on a nationwide survey involving a sample size of 6461 married women. Descriptive (percentages) and analytical statistics (logistic regression) were used to analyze the data sets. The findings revealed that the social-ecological perspective is still valid in explaining some factors affecting IPV against Jordanian married women. For instance, the analysis indicated that individual-level factors, such as a wife witnessing domestic violence during her childhood, would increase the likelihood of her experiencing IPV. Also, some family factors appear to be a key factor exposing Jordanian married women to experience IPV, including the societal acceptance that beating wives under some circumstances increases the likelihood of wives being abused by their husbands. Further, being residents of the central region of Jordan and living in poorer households increases the odds of women being abused by their husbands. Based on the findings, families, and government must invest in social and economic transformation agenda to reduce IPV against wives in Jordan, including reorientation at homes, increased safety nets for poorer communities, and educating family members on tolerance and the rejection of domestic violence.
M. Al Othman, Hussain; Rahman A. AbdelRahman, Abdel; A. Aderibigbe, Semiyu; F. Alomosh, Ahmad; Guenifa, Nora; and N. Alkarbi, Noura
"Exploring the Determinants of Intimate Partner Violence Against Married Women in Jordan: 2017-2018 JDHS Analysis,"
Information Sciences Letters: Vol. 12
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