Reports of husband battering from an undergraduate sample in Umtata

  • Mwamwenda T
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Abstract

The objective of the present study was to explore the extent to which husband battering is practised among Xhosa-speaking women (n = 138) and men (n = 81) in Transkei. Analysis showed that husband battering is not an unknown sociological practice as a small number of women do in fact beat up their husbands. Contrary to conventional and cultural knowledge wife battering is not a one-way phenomenon although it is practised more widely

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Spouse Abuse/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data]
  • 1998
  • 98284748
  • ARTICLE
  • Adult
  • Africa
  • Analysis
  • Cultural
  • English
  • Female
  • Human
  • Husbands
  • Journal Article
  • Knowledge
  • MEDLINE
  • Male
  • Men
  • PRACTICE
  • Reports
  • Self Disclosure
  • Sex Distribution
  • Small
  • Sociological
  • South Africa
  • South Africa/ep [Epidemiology]
  • Spouse Abuse/eh [Ethnology]
  • State
  • States
  • Studies
  • Transkei
  • UNITED
  • Undergraduate
  • United States
  • United-states
  • Universities
  • Women
  • sociological practice
  • university

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  • T S Mwamwenda

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