Level of Knowledge Among Community on Domestic Violence: Pilot Test

Kajian Rintis

  • Nuruaslizawati Ayob Fakulti Sains Sosial Gunaan, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
  • Siti Hajar Abdul Rauf Fakulti Sains Sosial Gunaan, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
Keywords: domestic violence, public knowledge

Abstract

Domestic violence refers to abuse that power be used either by the husband to the wife and / or otherwise through violence, threat of violence or controlling the economic and social life. A pilot study carried out in order to determine the level of public knowledge on the issue of domestic violence. This study involved 50 respondents which were selected using a simple random sampling. Data were collected using a questionnaire survey and was performed by SPSS software using descriptive statistical measures mean, standard deviation, frequency, and percentage to describe the level of community knowledge about the issue of domestic violence. The analysis found that the level of knowledge among community is at a moderate level. It is proposed that the authorities expand their efforts or initiatives to get the word out to the public, especially information about domestic violence so that people today are more aware of the issue of domestic violence.

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Published
2019-11-24
How to Cite
Ayob, N., & Abdul Rauf, S. H. (2019). Level of Knowledge Among Community on Domestic Violence: Pilot Test. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 4(7), 62 - 67. Retrieved from https://msocialsciences.com/index.php/mjssh/article/view/274
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