PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.57, no.2, pp.911-919, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
Purpose The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between self-esteem, perception of gender, and attitudes towards dating violence among university students. Design and Methods This descriptive study with a correlational and cross-sectional design was conducted with the participation of 686 university students. Findings Mother's educational level, gender, having a dating relationship, being exposed to dating violence in the relationship, perception of gender, self-esteem, and being exposed to/witnessing sexual/domestic violence were determined to be statistically significant predictive factors of the attitudes of the students towards dating violence. Practice Implications Nurses should plan evidence-based and individualized counseling services for young people who are the victims of dating violence by considering possible risk factors.