Predictors of tolerating violence against women: honor concerns and fundamentalist religious orientation

Ceylan-Batur S., SAKALLI N., Gunaratne S.

Current Psychology, vol.42, no.12, pp.9720-9733, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-021-02276-4
  • Journal Name: Current Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.9720-9733
  • Keywords: Culture of honor, Honor concern, Religious orientation, Tolerance to violence against women, INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, AMBIVALENT SEXISM, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ATTITUDES, BELIEFS, CULTURE, AGGRESSION, MEN, ACCEPTANCE, PSYCHOLOGY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.The present study examined the role of justification for violence (honor-based vs. non-honor-based conflict), honor concerns (feminine, masculine, family, moral integrity), and fundamentalist religious orientation in predicting tolerance to violence against women (VAW) in an honor culture, Turkey. Six hundred and one Turkish university students (437 female, 164 male; M age = 21.16) participated in the study. Results revealed that (1) participants in the honor-based conflict condition scored higher in tolerance to VAW than participants in the non-honor-based condition, and (2) masculine honor positively, integrity honor negatively mediated the relationship between fundamentalist religious orientation and tolerance to VAW, however it was not moderated by justification for violence. The findings contribute to a limited body of literature that links fundamentalist religious orientation to tolerance to VAW and sheds light on the mediator role of honor concerns.