Aim: The purpose of this descriptive study is to analyze the violence tendency of university students studying in the field of health sciences and the variables affecting their attitudes towards domestic violence.
Methods: The research was conducted with a total of 318 voluntary students studying in the senior year of nursing department in Ege University Nursing Faculty and bearing the appropriate criteria for the participation and data were collected in the period June-July 2017. “Personal Information Form”, “Violence Tendency Scale(VTS)” and “Domestic Violence Attitude Scale(DVAS)” developed by the researchers have been used in data collection.
Results: The research was conducted with a total of 318 students with average age of 22.41±1.49. Average VTS scores of the students were found to be 28.13±6.28. The factor effective on violence tendency has been determined to be the student’s sex. DVAS of the students has been found to be 19.90±6.76.
Conclusions: Violence phenomenon directed to youth was conducted on senior university students being a more developed group socially. However, young people’s exposure to violence was found high (42.8%). Nevertheless, their scores on violence tendencies and domestic violence attitude were ascertained low.
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