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Domestic Violence Against Women in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study on the Perception of Educated and Non-Educated Class


  • Md. Abul Hasam

    () (Lecturer, Sociology, Department of Humanities, Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.)

  • Md. Shahidul Islam

    (Research Associate, BISR (Bangladesh Institute of Social Research) Trust, Bangladesh)


This paper tries to analyze perception of educated and non-educated class about domestic violence against women .To knows the objectives, descriptive research design has been followed. Sample size is found out by applying systematic random sampling used. For quantitative method, survey method has been used and for qualitative method, case study method has been used. Here, the Likert scaling (1-to-5 rating scale) has been applied for some variables.. Data has been analyzed by using SPSS, Univariate and bivariate has been done. For hypotheses testing, F- test used to test the degree to which two or more groups vary or differ in an experiment. The findings suggest that the perception about domestic violence against women was difference between educated and non-educated class. Most of the respondents (50.4%) think that violence means physical and mental torture but only 8% thinks it means physical, mental and verbal abuse. Again, 14.4% respondents view in that violence means doing anything against one will. 95.2% respondents say that there in difference in the forms of violence between and in laws house when only 4.8% find no difference. Only 27% educated and 9.8% non-educated respondents opined that dowry is the main reason of domestic violence, 2.7% educated and 5.9% non-educated told that women are the enemies of women, 18.9% educated and 11.8% non-educated told that only because of poverty domestic violence takes place. 21.6% educated and 25.5% non-educated respondents think that for women’s suppression tradition and custom is responsible. This study may help to government to take appropriate policy to stop the domestic violence against women.

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  • Md. Abul Hasam & Md. Shahidul Islam, 2016. "Domestic Violence Against Women in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study on the Perception of Educated and Non-Educated Class," Review of Social Sciences, LAR Center Press, vol. 1(6), pages 13-26, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrc:larrss:v:1:y:2016:i:6:p:13-26

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