Facebook Group Analysis of Violence against Women: A Content Analytical Study

Ikushika Temitope, Bankole Peter Seunayo, Anthony Ekweme


This research work seeks to examine Facebook groups and the portrayal of violence against women. The objectives of this study among others include to find out contents on Facebook groups with violence against women and to find the types and forms of such uploads. Uses and gratification as well as symbolic interaction theory were used as theoretical framework. Content analysis was adopted, the sample size is 334. This was arrived at using Australian calculator. Coding sheet was used as an instrument of data collection. Findings show that there are contents on Facebook groups portraying violence against women. Findings also show that there are different types of violence against women and it comes in various forms. It therefore recommends among others, that Facebook should strongly criticise groups and uploads with violence against women and also give prominence to and promote speeches that advocates women’s rights and course, even if such speeches contain descriptions of women’s bodies as long as these descriptions are not violent in nature.

Keywords: Facebook, facbook groups, social media, women, violence and violence against women

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