The study aims to identify the average rate of abuse and its patternsamong wives in the governorate of Ramallah and Al- Birieh according to thevariables under study: husband/ wife age differences, number of children,levels of education, state of occupation, and the economic level of thefamily.The sample of the study consists of (252) married wives living in thegovernorate of Ramallah and Al- Birieh, aged between (21 and 57) with anaverage of (33.24) years old.It was chosen through a purposive sampling andclassified according to the variables under study.The average age difference between a husband and a wife is (5.92) yearsold and a standard deviation of (3.79) .The results show that the wife suffersfrom abuse by her husband psychologically and sexually.The average rateof wife abuse found in the governorate of Ramallah and Al- Biriehwas (54.9%) , which shows a moderate level in abuse among wives inthe governorate of Ramallah and Al- Birieh.The psychological pattern inthe measurement of abuse to the wife was the highest pattern reaching apercentage (60%) , followed by the sexual abuse pattern which reached(55%) , and then comes the physical abuse pattern which reached (50%) .Statistical significant differences were found between the averagegrades of abuse for the working wives and the unemployed wives, numberof children, husband/ wife level of education, and economic situation.Therewere no statistical significant differences in the average rate abuse in any kindof pattern (psychological, physical and sexual) with reference to differencein age between husband and wife.Also, there were no statistical significantdifferences in total abuse or any pattern according to the husband’s career
Shaheen, Mohammed Ahmed
"Reality of Abusement towards Wives in light of Some Variables in Ramallah and El-Bireh.,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2
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