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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 6271-6278

Impact of Domestic Violence on Quality of Life among Housewives

Nazia Jahangir, Dawood Nawaz*, Manika Arbab Aslam, Mohammad Gulzaib, Zil-e-Huma.

The aim of this study was to find out the impact of domestic violence on quality of life among housewives and to identify the role of demographic variables (age, education, income, economic status, husbandís education and job)on domestic violence.The sample was consisted of housewives taken from the different areas of Multan city by purposive sampling, because this research was categorized the population on the basis of characteristics (gender, age, education and marriage) and snowball sampling adopted because sample was hard to locate and to save time and money. Age range was between 25 to 45 years old. The sample size of this study was 300 and 244 house wives were approached but due to the sensitivity of the issue, only 200 agreed to participate. Domestic Violence Scale was used which further subdivided into five sub-scalesand scale was developed by Hussain et al. 1998 and contained total 35 items. Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction scale was used which was developed by Endicott et al. 1993 and consisted on15 items. The result shows that there is a significant impact of domestic violence on quality of life among housewives. The result also shows that there is no significant difference of education and social class on domestic violence. Furthermore, the results revealed a significant difference of age and marital period on domestic violence.

Key words: domestic violence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, quality of life, verbal abuse

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