Impact of Gender-Based Abuse on Women’s Economic Wellbeing and Participation in Public Life in Abeokuta Metropolis in Ogun State, Nigeria
This study established the influence of gender-based abuse on women’s
economic wellbeing and participation in public life. A total of two-hundred
and fifty married women from Abeokuta metropolis constituted the sample
for the study. Their ages ranged from 25 years to 49 years with a mean age
of 37 years and standard deviation of 8.48. The two instruments used were
author-constructed questionnaires with 0.69 and 0.74 reliability coefficient
respectively. The data obtained were analysed using frequency counts,
percentages, and chi-square (X2) statistics. The results indicated that the
three research questions raised and tested contributed significantly to the
prediction of the dependent variable. Based on the results of this finding, it
was recommended that those in the helping professional should take
cognizance of those variables that have been found to influence women’s
economic well-being and participation in public life
Keywords: Gender-Based Abuse, Women Economic Wellbeing,
Participation in Public Life, Intimate Relationship, Nigeria.
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