Wife abuse in Thailand

dc.contributor.authorHummer, Kristi L.en
dc.contributor.committeechairEdwards, John N.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDemo, David H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFuller, Theodore D.en
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:33:01Zen
dc.date.adate2009-04-07en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:33:01Zen
dc.date.issued1990-08-05en
dc.date.rdate2009-04-07en
dc.date.sdate2009-04-07en
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to assess the effects of several variables, identified by research on Western, industrialized countries, on the occurrence of wife abuse in a developing Asian society, Thailand. The following variables are organized in two path analysis models: social isolation of the wife, socio-economic status, duration of the marriage, number of children, wife's employment status, husband's level of stress, severity of his drinking problem, and marital conflict. Two separate measures of socioeconomic status are tested, one using traditional items--income, occupational prestige, and education, and another measure incorporating several possessions, such as automobiles, appliances, and entertainment items. While the bivariate analysis showed little correlation among the independent variables and wife abuse, the intervening variables--stress, drinking, and marital conflict--were highly related. The results of the multiple regression and path analyses revealed that marital conflict had the strongest effect and was the best predictor of wife abuse. Stress and drinking also had a significant effect on wife abuse. While number of children, years married, social isolation of the wife, and her employment status appeared to have little impact on wife abuse, socio-economic status (both measures) is consistently related with wife abuse, and with all the intervening variables. The combination of the variables in the models explain approximately 15% to 20% of the variance in wife abuse in Thailand.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 86 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-04072009-040929en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04072009-040929/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41947en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.H866.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 22751948en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.H866en
dc.subject.lcshWife abuse -- Thailanden
dc.titleWife abuse in Thailanden
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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