KIJHUS Volume. 2, Issue 2 (2021)

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Akorede Seun Nurudeen
 

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Physical violence Emotional violence Sexual violence COVID-19
 

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMONG PARTNERS IN NIGERIA

Abstract:

The purpose of the study were to examine if COVID-19 will lead to physical violence, emotional violence and sexual violence among partners in Nigeria. A descriptive research design of survey type was employed for this study. One hundred and twenty six (126) respondents were sampled for the study. Researchers developed questionnaire validated by experts in related areas of study were used for the study and was tested for reliability for the study. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentages for demographical data of the respondents while t-test was used to test the hypotheses. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The findings from this study revealed that: COVID-19 lockdown leads to physical violence among partners in Nigeria. This was because P-calculated value was 0.00, which is lesser than 0.05 level of significance, COVID-19 lockdown leads to emotional violence among partners in Nigeria. This was because P-calculated value was 0.00, which is lesser than 0.05 level of significance, COVID-19 lockdown leads to sexual violence among partners in Nigeria. This was because P-calculated value was 0.00, which is lesser than 0.05 level of significance. The study concluded that COVID-19 lockdown lead to physical, emotional, and sexual violence among partners on Nigeria, it was recommended that couples should try to manage the situation of lockdown and settles matters among themselves in order to avoid physical violence, there should be increase in counseling services on right of women for couples as for them to be able to manage issues among themselves, couples should abide by guidance of sex education expert and avoid the lockdown to push them in sexual violence.