Relationship between self-esteem, perception of gender and attitudes towards dating violence among university students

Yilmaz F. A. , ŞENER TAPLAK A.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12634


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.