Domestic violence, economic status and gender roles among families in Wandegeya
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The study aimed at examining the role of gender and economic status on domestic violence among families in Wandegeya. The study adopted a quantitative study design which was correlation in nature with a population of 230 people. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 140 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaire and entered in the computer for analysis through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 23. Descriptive statistics showed that (82.9 %) of the respondents were female and (17.1%) were male, majority were between 30-41 years (57.1%). Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) further indicated that there was no relationship between economic status and domestic violence (r= .155, p=.067), However, results show that there was positive relationship between gender roles and domestic violence (r=.816**, p=.000). Results further indicate that there was a significant positive relationship between gender roles and economic status (r=.697**, p=.000). Therefore, the study provides a basis and implications for further investigation on relationship between economic status, gender roles and domestic violence use among families in different parts of Uganda. It was recommended that the local authorities in Wandegeya should help people know the dangers of focusing more on gender roles and it greatly leads to domestic violence if considered as so much important in Kampala. If this is handled well, then cases of domestic violence may greatly reduce in Wandegeya.