Perspectives of Young Adult Men Regarding Violence against Women: A Cross-sectional Study from Turkey
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CitationOrtabag, T., Ozdemir, S., Bebis, H., & Ceylan, S. (August 01, 2014). Perspectives of Young Adult Men Regarding Violence against Women: A Cross-sectional Study from Turkey. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 6, 665-674.
Women are often victims of male-to-female intimate partner violence. The sample in this study consisted of 637 participants who were conscripted soldiers at Gulhane Military Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey. This research examined the perspectives and perceptions of young adult men toward violence against women and identified potential risk factors for violence. In this study, 8.8 % of the participants reported perpetrating violence against women. Multivariate analysis indicated young adult males whose father acted violently against their mother were 3.5 times more likely to commit violence against women than young men without violent fathers. It is suggested public health nurses could effectively prevent violence by providing health education.