Intimate partner violence against married women in Uganda: Integrating resource and gender theories
The following thesis examines correlates of the lifetime experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) against married women in Uganda. As domestic violence against women in this East African country becomes a prevalent social and public health problem, a more systematic sociological investigation is warranted. Using data from the 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, this study investigates three different forms of IPV: (1) physical violence, (2) emotional or psychological violence, and (3) sexual violence. Guided by an integrated theoretical framework that synthesizes resource and gender theories, five hypotheses are developed and tested. Results from multivariate statistical analyses indicate that both resource and gender factors are the strongest predictors of the lifetime experience of violence among married Ugandan women.