The Resilience of Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Southwest Nigeria: An Interdisciplinary Analysis

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ABSTRACT

Female survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Nigeria endure harsh and traumatic experiences that affect their rights as women and their well-being. As the phenomenon of IPV persists in Nigeria, it is not only a family problem but a critical social and psychological problem. This study examined Nigerian female survivors’ hidden strength, agency, and resilience, rather than their powerlessness and vulnerability. Analysis of survey questionnaires, interviews, and secondary scholarship reveals that some Nigerian female survivors of IPV are able to cope whilst navigating stressful and traumatic experiences. The results also show that survivors’ ability to thrive and cope under stress not only results from individual traits and use of agency, but also from external support. This study infers sociocultural change and female empowerment. The results propose a need for interventions and further research on the development of the concept of resilience in female Nigerian survivors of IPV.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
LIST OF TABLES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
LIST OF FIGURES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………………………………. 10
Definitions of IPV ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
Definition of Resilience ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 14
Nigerian Women as Actors in a Patriarchal Society ……………………………………………………….. 15
Statement of the Problem ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
The Rationale for the Study ………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
Goals of The Study …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 22
Theoretical Frameworks ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
Resilience Theory …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
Trauma and Related Theoretical Concepts …………………………………………………………………. 25
Stigma Theory ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 29
Feminist Standpoint Theory …………………………………………………………………………………….. 30
Research Design and Methodology ………………………………………………………………………………. 32
Structure of Thesis …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33
CHAPTER 2. LITERATURE REVIEW ………………………………………………………………………….. 34
A Conceptual Understanding of Resilience …………………………………………………………………… 34
Individual Resilience ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
Social Ecology of Resilience ……………………………………………………………………………………. 41
Cultural Resilience …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 44

Stigma: A Barrier to Overcome …………………………………………………………………………………… 49
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 54
CHAPTER 3. INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN AFRICA AND NIGERIA ……………….. 55
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 55
Manifestations of IPV ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 57
The Prevalence of IPV in Africa and Nigeria ………………………………………………………………… 57
Causes and Causal Factors of IPV in Nigeria ………………………………………………………………… 63
Community-Based Interventions for IPV Victims ………………………………………………………….. 65
Strategies for Preventing IPV ………………………………………………………………………………………. 68
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 71
CHAPTER 4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY …………………………………………. 71
Research Design: Mixed Methods ……………………………………………………………………………….. 72
Interdisciplinarity ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
Selection and Sampling ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 75
Quantitative Research Approach ………………………………………………………………………………….. 78
Interview Methodology: Qualitative Interviews …………………………………………………………….. 80
The Phenomenological Interview ……………………………………………………………………………… 81
Interview Procedures ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 86
Ethical Issues …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 87
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 88
CHAPTER 6. VOICES OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE SURVIVORS………………….. 89
Survey Results …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 89
Analysis ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 91

Interview Results: Coding and Emergent Themes ………………………………………………………….. 96
Coding ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 96
The Phenomenon of IPV and Stigmatization in Nigeria ………………………………………………….. 98
In-laws ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 99
Effects of Trauma on Survivors …………………………………………………………………………………. 101
Trauma: Mental Health …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 102
Effects on Children …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 103
Women as Agents of Patriarchy …………………………………………………………………………………. 106
Factors That Enable Nigerian Female Survivors of IPV to Demonstrate Resilience …………. 107
Religion ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 108
Education and Employment……………………………………………………………………………………. 110
Support from Family and Friends ……………………………………………………………………………. 112
Children ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 113
Personal Attributes ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 114
Female Agency and Empowerment ……………………………………………………………………………. 118
Giving Voice …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 120
Coping Mechanisms and Resilience: A Recovery from Life’s Disarray ………………………….. 124
Finding Meaning and Purpose ……………………………………………………………………………………. 126
CHAPTER 6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 129
Limitations of the Study and Recommendations for Further Research ……………………………. 129
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 131
BIBLIOGRAPHY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 133

APPENDICES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 149
Appendix A: Interview Questions ………………………………………………………………………………. 149
Appendix B: Survey Questions ………………………………………………………………………………….. 151
Appendix C: Informed Consent Document for Interviews …………………………………………….. 154
Appendix D: Informed Consent Document for Survey Participants ………………………………… 157
VITA …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 160

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Tobi F. Oloyede

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