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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 3(6), pp. 268281, June, 2015.  

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2015.036

ISSN: 2360-784X

 

 

Research Paper

 

 

Lived Experiences of Divorced Women in Rural Ethiopia. A Special Focus in Hulet Ejju Enessie Woreda: Addis Zemen Kebele

 

Yohannes Mekonnen Abebe

 

Lecturer in Arba Minch University department of civics and ethical study. E-mail: yohanesamu@gmail.com

 

Accepted 30 June 2015

Abstract

 

Based on life-story interviews with women, this paper analyzes post -divorce experiences of rural divorced women. The study attempted to investigate the economic and social impacts of divorce on divorced women. In addition, the study investigated the impacts of parental divorce on the psychological well-being of divorced women; specifically, how they manage to adapt to their new lives after legal dissolution were examined. Data collection primarily relies on in-depth interviews supplemented with document analysis and observation of case proceeds in Hulet Ejju Enessie Woreda family court. Unstructured questionnaires were developed incorporating open- ended questions. The data were gathered from purposively selected interviewees specifically, used snowball sampling technique. The study employed phenomenological research design which includes solely qualitative approach. Thematic qualitative analysis technique has been employed to analyze the data. The study concluded that divorce caused various difficulties including financial, social and psychological problems for the participants. In addition, the participants developed a wide range of survival strategies in the face of difficulties and challenges they experienced which attested to their agency during and after the divorce process.

Key words: Women; Divorce; Phenomenology

 

Cite This Article As: Abebe YM (2015). Lived Experiences of Divorced Women in Rural Ethiopia. A Special Focus in Hulet Ejju Enessie Woreda: Addis Zemen Kebele. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(6): 268-281


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