Self-esteem as a predictor of attitudes toward wife abuse among muslim women and men in canada

Alisha Ali, Brenda B. Toner

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Abstract

This study was designed (a) to assess attitudes toward wife abuse in a sample of Muslim women and men in Canada and (b) to assess whether those attitudes were influenced by self-esteem. Results suggested that, as in general North American samples, the Muslim women and men did not differ from each other on levels of self-esteem. Also consistent with general North American samples, the Muslim women's and men's attitudes toward wife abuse were related to their self-esteem, with higher self-esteem scores predicting stronger attitudes against wife abuse, independent of gender. However, the results also revealed that the Muslim men had significantly more lenient attitudes toward wife abuse compared with the Muslim women and with North American norms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Volume141
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2001

Keywords

  • Attitudes toward wife abuse
  • Canada
  • Muslim men and women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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