Justification of domestic violence against teenage girls in Turkey

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2014
Ersan, Özlem
The principal objective of this thesis is to demonstrate the social contexts based on Turkish culture among married people which leads to the legitimization of domestic violence against adolescent girls and the effect of sex of parents, sex of child, and justifying gender-related system on justification of domestic violence against teenage girls. As measurement tools, Justification of Domestic Violence Against Girls Scale (JDVAGS) and Gender-Related System Justification Scale (GSJ) and demographic information form were used. For the present thesis, 50 participants (25 male, 25 female) completed the semi-structure interviews to apply content analysis. For the main study there were 307 participants (141 male, 166 female) that completed questionnaire. The age range of the participants was between 22 and 64 (M=41.7; SD= 7.47). Results of the main study indicated that men had more positive attitudes toward justification of domestic violence against teenage girls than women. In addition, participants who supported gender-related system justification had higher tendency to justify domestic violence against teenage girls. Finally, there was an interaction between sex of parent and gender-related system justification. The major contributions of the current thesis were; 1) Specifying main domains related to justification of domestic violence against teenage girls based on Turkish social context, 2) Developing a new scale which named Justification of Domestic Violence Against Girls Scale (JDVAGS), 3) Exploring what kinds of domestic violence were justified based on JDVAGS items, and 4) Investigating GSJ relation with justification of domestic violence against teenage girls with regard to Turkish context.
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Ö. Ersan, “Justification of domestic violence against teenage girls in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, 2014.