LINKING AGGRESSION, TOLERANCE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MARRIED WORKING WOMEN; A MODERATING MODEL
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Keywords

Aggression, tolerance, domestic violence, married working women

Abstract

The current study aimed to investigate the moderating role of tolerance in the relationship of domestic violence and aggression in married working women. A cross-sectional design and purposive sampling technique were used in the current study. The participants of the study comprised of 100 married working women who were approached from various organizations of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan. Their age ranged from 18 to 35 years. Three instruments were used to measure domestic violence, physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger and hostility and tolerance. Co-relational and moderation analysis were used in current study. The findings of the study demonstrated that those working married women who had greater behavioral blame of victim, exhibited more hostile behavior due to low tolerance level. Moreover, tolerance was negatively associated with aggression and domestic violence and those working married women who had lower behavioral blame of victim; exhibited lower hostile behavior because of higher tolerance level. This study concluded that domestic violence could demote aggression because of the higher tolerance level in working women. On the other hand, those working women who had to face domestic violence; were exposed to more aggression because of lower level of tolerance. These results support the broad feminist theory recommending that domestic violence is linked to aggression and tolerance among married working women.

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