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Factors Responsible for Gender-Based-Violence among Married Adults in Kwara State, Nigeria

Ayuba Olawale Hammed
Abdullahi Shina Yahaya
Kabir Adewale Adegunju
Rahmat Tinuke Kamaldeen


Gender based violence is a deliberate attempt to met out violence on an individual or individual as a result of their position of being  either male or female. Thus, the study investigated factors responsible for gender based-violence among the married adults in Kwara  State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study and a total sample of 420 married adults participated in the study  using multi-stage sampling procedure. Researchers’ designed instrument was used to collect data for the study. Simple percentage was  used to present the demographic data while the generated hypotheses were analyzed using ANOVA at 0.05 level of significance. The  findings of the study revealed that unemployment rate, inability to meet daily needs and unwanted pregnancy due to low income and  inability to secure a stable job as factors responsible for gender based-violence among the married adults. It was recommended that government should provide job opportunity for the growing population of the country and also individual should be creative and find  ways of empowering themselves for better wellbeing. 

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