|Authors:||Eng, Sothy; Li, Yingli; Mulsow, Miriam; Fischer, Judith
|Title:||Domestic Violence against Women in Cambodia: Husband’s Control, Frequency of Spousal Discussion, and Domestic Violence Reported by Cambodian Women
|Classifications:||Marriage, Family, and Households and Unions; Economy, Labor Force, Education and Inequality
|Keywords:||Cambodia; Domestic violence; Discussion; Gender
|Abstract:||This study sought to examine the effects of
husband’s control and frequency of spousal discussion on
domestic violence against Cambodian married women,
using the 2005 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey
data. The sample included 1,707 married women, aged 16–
49 (M=35.14). Structural Equation Modeling showed that
husband’s control positively predicted both emotional and
physical violence. Frequency of spousal discussion positively
predicted emotional violence, an association consistent
with the idea that a husband holding patriarchal beliefs
would interpret women’s more frequent discussion as a
violation of Cambodian norms for quiet, submissive wives.
Frequency of spousal discussion and husband’s control were
positively correlated. The role of gender issues in husband’s
control and frequency of spousal discussion are discussed
with respect to violence in the lives of Cambodian women.
|Citation:||Eng, S., Li, Y., Mulsow, M., & Fisher, J. (In Press). Domestic violence against women in Cambodia: Husband control, frequency of spousal discussion, and domestic violence reported by Cambodian women. Journal of Family Violence.