Beliefs about wife beating among Turkish college students: The effects of patriarchy, sexism, and sex differences

Sakallı, Nuray
This paper describes how patriarchy, hostile sexism, benevolent sexism, and sex of participants influence Turkish College students' attitudes toward wife beating. Two hundred twenty-one Turkish undergraduate students from Middle East Technical University filled out questionnaires measuring attitudes toward wife beating, hostile and benevolent sexism, and support for patriarchy. Participants were from middle or high social classes, and from various region of Turkey. Results demonstrated that male participants exhibited more approval of wife beating than did female participants. Further, male participants who had more favorable attitudes toward patriarchy and who were high on hostile sexism viewed wi beating as more acceptable and blamed women for eliciting the violence. Regression analysis showed that patriarchy and hostile sexism predicted attitudes toward wife beating the best.


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N. Sakallı, “Beliefs about wife beating among Turkish college students: The effects of patriarchy, sexism, and sex differences,” SEX ROLES, pp. 599–610, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: