Rusbult’s Investment Model Validity for Explaining Remaining in Abusive Relationship for Sample of Jordanian Abused Women

Jalal K. Damra

Abstract


This study aimed to explore Caryl Rusbult’s model validity for explaining women remaining in an abusive relationship for available sample of 35 Jordanian abused women and living in the abusive relationship who are contacting the women and child health center in Prince Faisal Hospital. The World Health Organization (WHO) Domestic Violence (DV) scale and Rusbult’s Investment Model Scale (IMS) were used. The results revealed low levels of Marriage Satisfaction (MS) and Quality of Alternatives (QA). Moderate levels of Relationship Investment size (RI) and Marriage Commitment (MC) were found. The result also indicated that there were not significant statistical differences between the IMS scale dimensions (MS, RI and QA) and women's commitment in relationship variable. The results indicated the validity of the investment model to be applied to Jordanian culture.

Keywords


Investment model of commitment, violence against women.

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