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Contributory factors leading to domestic violence: A case study of Mangaya Village in Thulamela Local Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Thobejane, T. D.
dc.contributor.advisor Mogorosi, L. D.
dc.contributor.author Nemasisi, Rofhiwa Ronald
dc.date 2017
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-05T10:19:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-05T10:19:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1109
dc.description MGS
dc.description Institute for Gender and Youth Studies
dc.description.abstract  Domestic violence is a social problem experienced by people in various settings and social relationships. Factors such as cultural beliefs, patriarchal practices, economic background, socialization process, gender stereotypes are key drivers of domestic violence in our communities. Internationally, the problem is said to be a social ill that contributes to many social problems. Domestic violence takes place across all walks of life regardless of race, age, sexual orientation or gender. It takes place in urban areas and in rural areas all over the world. Domestic violence happens to people who are legally or traditionally married and amongst intimate partners. This study therefore explores the contributory factors leading to domestic violence. The study made use of qualitative research approach. Purposive sampling procedure was used to identify participants who were more willing to take part in the study. The study used Semi structured interviews to collect data. Thus, discourse analysis was used in the study to analyse data. The study was conducted at Mangaya village in Thulamela Local Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province in South Africa. The study findings revealed that unemployment is a challenge and contributory factor leading to domestic violence, most of women had suffered domestic violence for a long period of time, children are directly affected by domestic violence within families, most women sacrifice themselves in order to save their marriages and protect their children. The findings of the study indicate that there are various aspects that contribute to the problem of domestic violence. The study recommends that community and police should actively work together in helping the victims of domestic violence to overcome their irrational thinking that is combed by remaining in abusive situations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 79 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Abuse en_US
dc.subject Domestic violence en_US
dc.subject Emotional abuse en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject Psychological abuse en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.62920968257
dc.subject.lcsh Violence -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Family violence -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of family violence -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Contributory factors leading to domestic violence: A case study of Mangaya Village in Thulamela Local Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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