The Cause-Form-Effect Analysis of Conjugal Violence in Yoruba–Speaking States of Nigeria

Bimbo Rachel Ayodele


It has been established that wives accounted for more than 80% of all victims of conjugal violence and male aggression bears severe consequences. Therefore, this study made a cause-form-effect analysis of spousal violence in Yorubaland. It adopted a survey design. 142 wives were drawn by accidental random sampling from six Yoruba-speaking states of Nigeria (Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun and Lagos). A self-structured, validated questionnaire was the data gathering tool. Data were analysed using simple percentage and results showed that family intrusion and infertility were ranked 1st and 2nd main factors of conjugal violence. Out of 142 respondents, 140 (98.6%) and 103 (72.5%) said that wives, mostly suffer psychological and economic effects of conjugal violence respectively and 98 (69%) respondents said silence is adopted in situation of violence. Education, legislation and enforcement, researches, reporting and political and or economic empowerment of wives were suggested.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n6p73

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