Perception about Wife Beating and Marital Satisfaction

Author: Hafiza Munaza Hayat

Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate the perception about wife beating and marital satisfaction in women. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between wife beating and marital satisfaction. For this purpose correlation as research design was used.  The sample consisted of married women (N = 100) who are atleast once beaten women. The sample was selected conveniently from the 9 towns of Lahore. The Inventory of Beliefs about Wife Beating (IBWB) by Saunders, Lynch, Grayson and Linz (1997), was used to assess women’s perception about battering and Couple Satisfaction Index (CSI) by Funk and Rogee (2007) was used to assess the marital satisfaction level in a battered relationship. The results of the study showed that there was no significant relationship between wife beating and marital satisfaction. There was no significant relationship between family income and marital satisfaction. There was a significant relationship between beliefs about wife beating and parental and in-laws wife beating. The results were discussed and compared with western researches as well as indigenous researches.

Keywords: Perception, Wife Beating, Marital Satisfaction.

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