The contribution of religiosity and sexism gender role on intimate partner violence among married man


  • Vany Aprilia Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka, Indonesia
  • Anisia Kumala Masyhadi Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka, Indonesia


intimate partner violence, religiosity, sexism gender role attitude


Trends on intimate partner violence demonstrate a consistent increase over the year, including in Indonesia. This study aims to determine the contribution of religiosity and gender role attitudes of sexism on the tendency of violent behavior in couples in Indonesia. Participants were 102 men (Mage = 33; SD = 8.245) who were married for at least one year. Data were analyzed using multiple regression technique. The results showed that religiosity significantly reduces the tendency of intimate partner violence, while sexist attitude, which favours men to be superior to women, significantly increases the tendency of husbands performing intimate partner violence. This study informs that religiosity can be a protective factor of domestic violence, while sexism gender role attitude is the risk factor. The study highlighted the potential benefit of strategic campaigns to penetrate an egalitarian gender role attitude, while respecting the cultural richness around gender, in the society as one of the strategies to flatten the male violence curve in domestic settings.


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Aprilia, V., & Masyhadi, A. K. (2022). The contribution of religiosity and sexism gender role on intimate partner violence among married man. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 10(1), 96–113.



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