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Volume :39 Issue : 1 2011      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Factors Affecting Violence against Working Woman in the Jordanian Society Applied Study

Auther : Mohammed A. Mahaftha , Amal S. Al - Awawda

This research aimed at studying types of violence directed toward working Jordanian women, which was committed against the women from employers (gender violence), family (family or domestic violence), and society (societal violence). Moreover, the study researched sexual harassment that women face in the workplace. In addition, the study researched the consequences of violence against working woman. The study population was women working at governmental, private, and individual organizations and/or institutions. The study was conducted on a target sample of 450 women in the three regions of the kingdom (north, middle and south). The results show that women suffer from all types of Job violence: 46% of the respondents suffer from societal violence; 55.8% suffered gender abuse; and 30.7% suffered from family abuse. The results also show that 20.8% of the respondents face sexual harassment.

Key Words: working women, Violence, Sexual harassment.

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