Table 1

Analysis Process for moving from Categories to Themes

Category 1

Category II

Category III

Category 1

Category II

Living up to family expectations

Finding security in learning obedience

Level of freedom defined by family

Becoming a woman in silence

Finding cracks in the wall of silence


Sub-theme I

Socialization into submissiveness

Sub-theme II

Adulthood transition in and into silence


Main Theme

Security lies in obedience


Hamid et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:164   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-164

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