Namus kültürlerinde namus ve namus adına kadına şiddet: Sosyal psikolojik açıklamalar

The purpose of this article is to review studies focusing on honor, especially honor defined over women’s behavior, and violence against women in the name of honor in the cultures of honor. In this regard, first of all the meaning of honor in different cultures is mentioned and then the meaning of honor in the cultures of honor is discussed. Through addressing the traditional roles in the cultures of honor, different roles and responsibilities of men and women in relation to honor is given. The perception of the word honor in Turkey is emphasized and social psychological variables (such as sexism, patriarchy, religion, self-worth, insult and shame) which are associated with honor are presented. Firstly, the effects of sexism, patriarchy, masculinity and femininity on attitudes toward women and the perception of honor and honor violence are explained. Then, research on the relationship between religion and honor is presented. Later, the relation among socio-economic status, protecting self-worth and honor is stated. In addition, through emphasizing the relationship between insult and emotion, research focusing on the relations among honor, social image, shame, and violence are presented. Then, honor crimes including honor killings are focused. Finally, research findings about how people who commit honor killings are perceived by the society and what kind of emotions the honor killers have are shared and a general conclusion and suggestions are given
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Namus ve namus adına kadına uygulanan şiddete ilişkin tutumlar ölçeklerinin geliştirilmesi
Işık, Ruşen; Sakallı, Nuray (2009-01-01)
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Honor Scale: A study for reliability and validity
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Quantitative Empirical Studies on Women's Issues in Islamic Cultures: Introduction to Special Issue
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The special issue aimed to focus on quantitative research articles covering gender and women's issues in Islamic cultures which have not received sufficient attention. The present issue of gender and women's issues in these cultures adds important information about topics such as the roles of honor, religiosity, and sexism as they interact with gender. In the special issue there are six quantitative research articles focusing on various topics relevant to honor, sexism, economic, and health issues. A study ...
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N. Sakallı, “Namus kültürlerinde namus ve namus adına kadına şiddet: Sosyal psikolojik açıklamalar ,” Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, pp. 76–91, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: