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Scirj Volume III, Issue I, January 2015 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Effects of Domestic Violence on Young People in Family Setting: Evidence from Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria

Ekundayo B. Babatunde, Babatunde E. Durowaiye, Ake B. Modupe

Abstract: Interest on the effects of domestic violence has increased recently. However, only a few studies have attended to its effects on the witnesses, that is, Nigerian young people in family setting. This article examines the perceptions, experiences, and the various ways in which the occurrence of domestic violence have shaped the lives of Nigerian young people. It uses data emerging from a survey with the use of questionnaire administered to 150 in-school and out of school young people in Omu–Aran, Kwara state to examine the effects of domestic violence on them. Findings suggest that the experiences of respondents exert considerable influence on their perceptions of violence, family life and significantly shaped their decision as relates to choosing a life partner. The study concludes that domestic violence is indeed a social problem that affects Nigerian young people in the family setting. It recommends the involvement of various stakeholders including counsellors, religious and community groups, government as well as other institutions to focus on propagating anti-domestic violence enlightenment programmes that discourage violence in family setting.

Reference this Paper: Effects of Domestic Violence on Young People in Family Setting: Evidence from Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria by Ekundayo B. Babatunde, Babatunde E. Durowaiye, Ake B. Modupe published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume III, Issue I, January 2015 Edition, Page 55-63 ".

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