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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 248-252
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.248.252
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Domestic Violence: Assessment of Attributions, Types and Reactions

Said Pournaghash-Tehrani

The present research discusses various aspects, e.g., the attributions, the types and the reactions to domestic violence by their partners, of domestic violence in some families in Tehran. Specifically, one hundred couples were randomly selected from couples referring to four family courts in Tehran seeking divorce due to family violence. The present results showed that while men believed spouses’ indifference and spouses’ complaints about food were two factors which caused disagreement between them and their wives, women believed that men’s lack of cooperation in home-related matters were the main causes of their differences with their husbands. Regarding the types of violence, the study indicated that, when stress levels were high for a couple, women resorted to physical violence more than men. Also, regarding reactions exhibited by husbands and wives towards their spouses’ violence, the present results showed that women, mostly, adopted psychological strategies in response to their husbands’ violence. These results are discussed in the context of Iranian culture and some possible explanations for their occurrence are offered.
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Said Pournaghash-Tehrani , 2007. Domestic Violence: Assessment of Attributions, Types and Reactions. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 248-252.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.248.252






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