Determinants of physical abuse among married women in Kandara Constituency, Murang’a County, Kenya
Jonathan, Redempta Ngina
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Despite the many efforts put in place globally, regionally and at national levels to reduce and eliminate Physical abuse against women, the abuse is still prevalent. It is one of the major forms of oppression against married women aged between 15 to 44years. The aim of this study will be to investigate the determinants of physical abuse among currently married women of reproductive age (15-49 years) living in Kandara constituency which has a low, middle and high income levels. The study will be specifically focusing on socio-cultural constructs, attitude, drug and substance, help seeking behaviours and strategies employed to address the vice as the possible predictors of physical abuse in Kandara Constituency. The study will use data from a cross-sectional survey of 180 currently married women who will be drawn from 12 self help women groups within the 6 wards in Kandara Constituency..Two research instruments will be utilised to collect data. i.e Interviewer structured interview guide for the married women and a key informant interview guide for the chief in charge of the study area and the person in charge of the gender desk in the police post within the area of study. The data will be analyzed by SPSS software. Pearson correlation and multiple regression model will be used to assess the association between the underlying factors and outcome variables. At p < 0.05 (95% confidence interval) will be considered as statistical threshold. Presentation of data will be by use of graphs, frequency table and logical stipulation of tentative findings. Prose discussion will be used to compare the findings of the study with the empirical literature.