n Gender and Behaviour - Causes of men abuse in the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - research

Volume 17 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1596-9231


Violence against men is not popular, yet men are mistreated in intimate relationships. The study investigated the causes of violence against men in an intimate relationship in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The theoretical basis of the study was informed by Social Learning Theory developed by Albert Bandura in 1963. This paper used a post-positivist research paradigm which enabled the researcher to yield multiple perspectives rather than a single reality from participants. In that light, this paper used both quantitative and qualitative research methods for data collection. The study sampled 60 men who once experienced abuse from their intimate partners. The study managed to get responses from all sampled men. Collected qualitative data were analysed through the use of content analysis. The study acknowledged how well the participants understood the participants understood the concept subjugation. Findings showed that men abuse is not a new thing in the province but is experienced by a large number of them.

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