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Quality of life of widows involved in Southern Thailand's violence


Charansarn, Arina and Hillaluddin, Azlin Hilma and Jamaluddin, Zakiyah (2014) Quality of life of widows involved in Southern Thailand's violence. In: International Social Development Conference 2014 (ISDC 2014), 12 – 13 August 2014, Bayview Hotel Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Becoming a victim of violence is a major transition for widows whereby they would be burdened with the responsibility of becoming the head of the family previously held by their spouses.Thus, the general aim of this study is to investigate the quality of life among widows involved in Southern Thailand’s violence.The research measures the quality of life among the widows according to four components (i.e., physical health, psychological health, social relationship, and environmental health).A total of 337 widows from Pattani were involved as the respondents in this research.This study found that the overall of quality of life among the widows is normal.The results also indicate that the violence situation in Pattani affected the quality of life among widows and especially the feeling safety among the widows.This research suggests that the government should provide specialist welfare to the widows to improve their quality of life and also to empower their family in oder to aid them in the long run.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-0474-74-8 Organized by: School of Social Development (SSD), UUM College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality of life, widows, Southern Thailand
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Dr. Azlin Hilma Hillaluddin
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 02:59
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 01:47
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13279

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