Violence Against Women Affects Child’s Personality: Perceptions Of The Mothers And Their Adolescent
Keywords:Violence on Women, Adolescent, Personality Development, Parents, Conflicts
Adolescents show distress when their parents have conflicts. Their common reactions are fear, anxiety, anger and sadness. The main objective of the study was to investigate the effects of violence against women at home on the personality development of the adolescents. To get meaningful information both methods of quantitative and qualitative research were used. A cross-sectional research was conducted in all four urban towns of District Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. A random sample of 400 adolescents and their mothers (25 from each union council) were taken through pre-designed interviewing schedule. In qualitative study detailed information through 8 focus group discussions of 4-12 mothers of the adolescents were collected. Uni-variate and bi-variate analysis demonstrates the connection among the variables. Results showed that the majority of those mothers who had a high level of violence in their home had high levels of bad effect on their adolescent's personality development.
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