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Objectives: To explore the size of the problem of Domestic Violence in a community of Nontaburi province.
Methods: This descriptive research included the sample of 378 from four villages in Nontaburi province.
Results: The results revealed that 7.8% of the sample experienced domestic violence including physical, psychological and/or financial-social abuse. The physical abuse with greater than or equal to 1 time per month consisted of beating/ punching (4.3%), throwing an object with anger (4.0%), and slapping (3.1%). The psychological abuse with greater than or equal to 1 time per month included partner’s extreme and unreasonable emotional expression (6.5%), and extreme verbal threats (5.3%). While the financial-social abuse with greater than or equal to 1 time per month included being followed by partners (10.2%), partners’ control of expense (5.0%), and paying a loan for their partners (3.7%).
Conclusion: Domestic Violence in a community of Nontaburi province was found at 7.8% including financial-social, physical, and psychological abuse. According to responses from the sample with positive attitude regarding a solution, the results suggested that associated organizations should use law enforcement to systematically solve this problem.
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