Domestic Violence Reported by Married Women from Darul Aman Lahore

Author: Madiha Naz Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi Degree: M.Sc Year: 2007-2009 University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan Abstract This research investigates domestic violence reported by the married women from Darul Aman. The sample was composed of women (N=100; 50 rural and 50 urban women) within the age range of 19-53 years. The participants were selected from Darul Aman, Darul Shafkat and Dastak of Lahore City. An indigenous questionnaire was constructed based upon the Domestic Violence Scale (Farooqi, 2001). The independent sample t-test was applied for statistical analysis. The findings indicated that there is significant difference between verbal and physical violence reported by the rural and urban women. All the women reported more episodes of burning and hurting children by their husbands. The urban women reported more physical violence (harming children and burning) than the rural women. The urban women also reported more verbal violence (threats of throwing acid, threats to kill with knife and issues on having children) than the rural women. Keywords: Domestic Violence, Married Women, Darul Aman, acid, Urban Women, Rural Women Visit University to get the full thesis. Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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