Relationship Between Bride Wealth and Security of a woman in Makindye Division, Kampala District

Authors

  • Dr. Aloysius Tumukunde

Abstract

The study objective was to establish whether there is a significant relationship between bride wealth and security of a woman in Makindye division, Kampala District.  It was guided by the following research question; what is the relationship between bride wealth and security of a woman in Makindye Division Kampala District, Uganda? The study adopted a cross sectional case study design. The study population was 110,224 from which a sample size of 56 respondents was chosen from the Married Women, Local Community Opinion Leaders, and Local Council Leaders (LC1) in Makindye Division. The study used both primary and secondary data collection methods as complementary on Questionnaire Survey and Interview instruments. The study found out that; bride wealth and Security of a woman are significantly correlated (r =-0.355), the sig. value indicate that there is negative and significant correlation (sig. = 0.000 <0.05) leading to a conclusion that Bride wealth significantly improves Security of a woman at 5% level of significance. Basing on these results, the stated null hypothesis of “there is no significant relationship between Bride wealth and security of a woman” is rejected, and thus the findings showed a negative relationship between Bride wealth and security of a woman. These results lead to a conclusion that an improvement in the bride wealth is likely to improve security of a woman in Makindye Division.  The same results are supported by the Linear regression results which also indicate that all bride wealth existing in makindye division influence security of a woman in makindye division (F=22.290, sig. =0.000). The same results also indicate that all aspect on bride wealth included in the regression model contribute over 12% towards variations in security of a woman in Makindye division (Adjusted R2 =0.120). About the Relationship between bride wealth and security of woman, the study recommends that; Non State Actors should carryout advocacy programmes that would stop escalation of bride wealth and create security of a woman while in marriage.

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Published

2022-06-06