Hope as a Mediator of the Link Between Intimate Partner Violence and Suicidal Risk in Turkish Women: Further Evidence for the Role of Hope Agency

Muyan M., Chang E. C.

JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, vol.34, pp.4620-4637, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0886260516675465
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4620-4637
  • Keywords: culture, women, intimate partner violence, hope, suicidal risk, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, HEALTH, PREVALENCE, MODERATOR, ANXIETY, TURKEY, ADULTS, MEN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The present study examined hope as a potential mediator of the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicidal risk, namely, depression and suicide ideation, in a sample of 149 Turkish female college students. Results from conducting bootstrapped mediation analyses indicated that hope agency, but not hope pathways, mediated the link between IPV and suicidal risk in Turkish women. Importantly, the associations of IPV with both depression and suicide ideation became nonsignificant once hope was included in the prediction model. Some implications of the present findings for hope theory and practice in the context of IPV victimization among Turkish women are discussed.