Self-esteem, life orientation and life satisfaction as predictors of acceptance of intimate partner violence among women

Authors

  • Emmanuel E. Uye
  • Enyelunekpo R. Roberts
  • Ayomipe A. Temola
  • Peter O. Olapegba

Keywords:

Self-esteem, life satisfaction, life orientation, acceptance of intimate partner violence.

Abstract

Intimate partner violence towards women has become an enormous social problem. Statistics show that the prevalence of intimate partner violence in Nigeria is more than 62.8% among women. This study, therefore, investigated self-esteem, life orientation and life satisfaction as predictors of acceptance of intimate partner violence among women in Oyo State, Nigeria. Ex-post facto design using survey method was adopted. A purposive sampling technique was used to select two Local Government Areas, while snowball sampling technique was used to select 238 participants. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire comprising demographic variables, self-esteem, life orientation, life satisfaction, and acceptance of intimate partner violence. Data were analyzed using zero-order correlation and multiple regressions analysis at p < 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that self-esteem, life satisfaction and life orientation jointly predicted acceptance of intimate partner violence among the study population [R2 = 0.11, F (4, 234) = 8.842, p  0.05]. Also, Self-esteem (β=-0.199, p <.05), life satisfaction (β=0.145, p <.05), and life orientation (β=0.139, p < 0.05) all independently predicted intimate partner violence among the study population. The study concluded that self-esteem, life satisfaction and life orientation significantly predicted acceptance towards intimate partner violence. The study recommended that parents, teachers and other significant others should intensify efforts to educate women on the negative effects of intimate partner violence.

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Published

2022-12-19