Is perception of social support hinging on demographic factors and types of abuse inflicted on wife? A survey study employing Malaysian sample

Fatimah Yusooff, Zainah Ahmad Zamani, Asmawati Desa, Fatimah Omar, Cheng Sau Keng

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Abstract

Contemplating that the momentousness of social support in family abuse cases which is evident and discernible, as well as acting in response to the present-day calls in the literature for investigations into social support in intimate partner violence, expressly wife abuse, inspection of social support's difference based on demographic factors encompassing levels of education, ranges of salary, numbers of children and sources of conflict has been noticeably salient contributing to the purpose of ranging the levels of need for social support in different groups of afore-known. By the same token, this study has as well scrutinized the perception of social support hinging on different types of abuse which has methodically been dissected to the department of psychological, physical, sexually as well as financially. In line with the purpose mentioned, a total of two hundred representative female survivors of domestic violence taken from all over the country were assessed through a single-time questionnaire survey by using Social Support questionnaire and Conflict Tactic Scale Questionnaire. By materializing mean comparison method of statistics, the research findings have apparently divulged that there was no remarkable mean difference in social support based on any aforesaid demographic factors. Likewise, different forms of wife abuse were not noteworthy contributing to the mean difference of social support among them. Accordingly, these results have indicated that social support has undoubtedly been paramount to helping the female survivors of abuse in healing process regardless of their different background. Following these results, elucidation of phenomenon has been manoeuvred for discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages596-601
Number of pages6
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2011 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 25 May 201129 May 2011

Other

Other2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2011
CountryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period25/5/1129/5/11

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demographic factors
Spouses
Social Support
social support
wife
abuse
Demography
Spouse Abuse
Survivors
questionnaire
Surveys and Questionnaires
comparison of methods
Domestic Violence
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
number of children
salary
domestic violence
level of education
tactics
statistics

Keywords

  • Demographic characteristics
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Perceived social support
  • Psychological abuse
  • Wife abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Is perception of social support hinging on demographic factors and types of abuse inflicted on wife? A survey study employing Malaysian sample. / Yusooff, Fatimah; Ahmad Zamani, Zainah; Desa, Asmawati; Omar, Fatimah; Keng, Cheng Sau.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 30 2011. p. 596-601.

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Yusooff, F, Ahmad Zamani, Z, Desa, A, Omar, F & Keng, CS 2011, Is perception of social support hinging on demographic factors and types of abuse inflicted on wife? A survey study employing Malaysian sample. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 30, pp. 596-601, 2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2011, Antalya, Turkey, 25/5/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.10.115
Yusooff, Fatimah ; Ahmad Zamani, Zainah ; Desa, Asmawati ; Omar, Fatimah ; Keng, Cheng Sau. / Is perception of social support hinging on demographic factors and types of abuse inflicted on wife? A survey study employing Malaysian sample. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 30 2011. pp. 596-601
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