2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 167-176
Evaluation of the Relationship Between Attitudes Towards Gender Roles and Attitudes Towards Dating Violence of a Group of University Students
Gülşah KÖK1, Sefa KARAMAN2, Esra ÖZER3, Nazlı ÖZBEK4, Ayşe KILIÇ UÇAR5, Gülten GÜVENÇ6
1Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Gülhane Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Doğum ve Kadın Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2Arş. Gör., Kırklareli Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik Bölümü, Kırklareli, Türkiye
3Öğr. Gör., Bilecik Şeyh Edebali Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Tıbbi Hizmetler ve Teknikler Bölümü, Bilecik, Türkiye
4Uzm. Hemşire, Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Gülhane Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
5Prof. Dr., Demiroğlu Bilim Üniversitesi, Florence Nightingale Hastanesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
6Prof. Dr., Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Gülhane Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Doğum ve Kadın Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Dating violence, gender role attitude, nursing

Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the attitudes towards gender roles and dating violence in a group of university students.

Material and Methods: The sample group of this descriptive study consisted of 363 first and second-grade students studying at Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Health Services Vocational School Medical Laboratory Techniques, Child Development, First and Emergency Aid departments in the fall semester of 2018-2019 academic year. “Individual Characteristics Form”, “Gender Roles Attitude Scale”, “Dating Violence Attitude Scale” were used to collect the data. The data were evaluated using the SPSS 21.0 program. Number, percentage, mean, chi-square, Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis and Spearman Correlation tests were used to analyze the data.

Results: Female students supported dating violence less than male students and were more egalitarian regarding gender role attitudes. Students who receive social support and think that the society is discriminatory/negative towards girls support dating violence less; those who thought to be neutral were found to be more egalitarian in gender roles. Students who do not support dating violence had a more egalitarian attitude towards gender roles.

Conclusion: Gender role attitudes affect attitudes towards dating violence. Female students have more egalitarian attitudes towards gender roles and support dating violence less than male students. It is crucial to determine young people's traditional gender role attitudes and attitudes towards dating violence and change them in an egalitarian direction.