Domestic violence and its impact on the educated women in Nigeria: Experience from Federal University Oye-Ekiti female staff

  • Niyi Adegoke
  • Oyedolapo Babatunde Durojaye


Domestic Violence is a prevailing public health problem in the world today which has serious consequences especially among women. It has been of great international and national concern among World organization and government of many countries. It has taken alarming trend and different dimensions. Hence, the study is concerned with the examination impact of Domestic violence on the educated women in Nigeria. The study was anchored on the Culture of violence theory for its theoretical frame work. A cross- sectional survey method was adopted for data collection. A total of one hundred and twenty (120) women respondents were selected from staff of Federal University.Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE). The study employed a uniform set of questionnaire schedule and in-depth interviews in data collection. The findings revealed that the impact of domestic violence on women are great, which include depression, injury, death, low productivity, children development, financial problem, lack of happiness a nd love, insecurity, divorce or separation and health issues. It also revealed that majority of the educated women agreed that financial problems and infidelity the major causes of domestic violence. The study, therefore, recommends among many, that there is need for concerted efforts among the religious group , mass media and health sectors to react quickly to the problems of domestic violence in term of enlightenment, mediation and information.


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