Family Violence Resulting Alcohol Misuse: An Analysis of Thai Newspapers’ Reports during 2011-2015

  • Kanyaprin Tongsamsi Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani 94000, Thailand
  • Isara Tongsamsi Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Songkhla Rajabhat University, Songkhla 90000, Thailand
Keywords: Domestic violence, Partner violence, Alcohol, News, Newspaper


Family harmonies contribute to making human resources valuable to nationwide but in Thai society domestic violence as a result of alcohol drinking continues to exist. Therefore, this study aims to analyze forms of family and intimate partner violence caused by alcohol misuse as reported in Thai daily newspapers during 2011-2015. This documentary study analyzes a population of 321 pieces of news articles about alcohol use that has led to violence. Of this news population, 38 pieces are domestic violence. A coding system is used to analyze the collected data. Basic statistics and content analysis is performed based on WHO concepts of violence. In all violence cases, the findings indicates physical force mainly by parts of the body, and secondly a knife, as the major cause of damage or injuries. Violence is conducted against one person, usually in residential areas. The accused are mainly husbands, followed by fathers. The victims are usually in the working age group while early childhood children came second. Results of violence are physical injuries and deaths. It is recommended that data about effects of alcohol use on family should be made known in all communities; personnel should be prepared to provide consultations and advice on solutions to domestic problems and should be accessible at all time; and measures should be taken to concretely reduce domestic violence resulting from alcohol use.


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Tongsamsi, K., & Tongsamsi, I. (2019). Family Violence Resulting Alcohol Misuse: An Analysis of Thai Newspapers’ Reports during 2011-2015. Walailak Journal of Social Science, 12(1), 61-90. Retrieved from
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