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Intimate Partner Violence and Age as the Major Predictor of Psychological Well-Being of Women in Nsukka Urban, Nigeria

. Joy Uche Nzenweaku, Phd Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria Nsukka


The study investigated intimate-partner violence the major predictor of psychological well-being among sample of women in Nsukka Urban. Two hundred and fifty (250) participants comprising 79 married women and one hundred and seventy one (171) unmarried women, two hundred  and twenty nine (229) were Igbo’s while twenty one (21) were Yoruba’s, with age range of 18-49years; mean age is 30.9. It hypothesized that Intimate partner violence and age will not significantly predict psychological well-being among women in Nsukka urban. The results shows that there was a negative and significant correlation between intimate partner violence and psychological well-being (r=-.24, p <.001). The correlation between age and psychological well-being was not significant. Discussion highlighted that as intimate partner violence increases, psychological well-being decreases; also research has shown that younger women generally had an intimate partner violence than older women.

       Keywords: Intimate-partner; violence; age; Psychological well-being; women.

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