Analysis of the Influence of Domestic Violence Severity on the Emotional States of Non-working Women in Sialkot


  • Salbia Abbas Associate Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Saima Arzeen Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • Sana Nouman Head of Psychology Department, Fazaia College of Education for Women, Lahore Cantonment, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Muttahid Shah M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Psychology, Muslim Youth University, Islamabad, Pakistan.



Domestic Violence, Abuses, Emotional States, Non-working Women


Violence against women is widely acknowledged as a severe violation of human rights and a significant public health issue with profound physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health consequences. The purpose of current research is to assess the impact of domestic violence on the emotional states of non-working women. This study, using a cross-sectional quantitative approach, surveyed 350 non-working females in both rural and urban Sialkot through purposive sampling. The sample size was determined using g-power analysis. Findings revealed a strong positive correlation between domestic violence and emotional states (r=.827, p<.001; r=.771, p<.001), suggesting that increased domestic violence severity leads to greater emotional disturbance. The abusive behavior scale (r=.777, p<.001) indicated that marital abuse exacerbates domestic violence, further disturbing emotional states. In conclusion, abusive behavior moderates the relationship between domestic violence and emotional disturbance. Addressing abusive behavior is recommended to mitigate its impact on non-working women's emotional well-being.

Author Biography

  • Salbia Abbas, Associate Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.


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How to Cite

Abbas, S., Arzeen, S., Nouman, S., & Shah, M. (2024). Analysis of the Influence of Domestic Violence Severity on the Emotional States of Non-working Women in Sialkot. Qlantic Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5(2), 70-76.

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