Abstract: This study examined the influence of men`s right to control their wives` behaviour, discipline their wives by force, how dowry can escalate threat and violence, how bridewealth is synonymous to purchasing a wife and how female, chastity and male honour serve to justify violence on violence among women of reproduction age in Nigeria. A total of 250 men and women from different professions drawn randomly in Ibadan constituted the sample for the study. The three instruments used were author-constructed questionnaires with 0.69, 0.72 and 0.66 reliability coefficients, respectively. The data obtained were analysed using multiple regression analysis. The results indicated that significant relationships existed between, men`s right to control their wives` behaviour, discipline their wives by force, that bridewealth is synonymous to purchasing a wife and that, female chastity and male honour serve to justify violence but not with dowry demand. The results therefore, indicate the need for those in the helping professions, the government, community leaders and non-governmental organizations to mount strategies towards putting an end to violence against women.
T.G Adegoke and Oladeji David , 2007. Community Norms and Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs Factors Influencing Violence Against Women of Reproductive Age in Nigeria . Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 4: 490-495.