Determination Of University Student Attitudes Toward Violence

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Şahin H., Erkal S.

5th Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CYICER), Kyrenia, CYPRUS, 31 March - 02 April 2016, vol.3, pp.387-393 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3
  • Doi Number: 10.18844/gjhss.v3i3.1585
  • City: Kyrenia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-393
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to determine university student attitudes toward violence with respect to their individual characteristics. The sample group of the study comprised 353 students attending the Department of Child Development and the Department of Nursing at Kirikkale University Faculty of Health Sciences. In the study, the "Adolescents' Attitudes towards Violence Scale (ATVS)" served as the data collection tool. In data analysis, standard deviation, arithmetic mean, the Mann-Whitney U Test and the Kruskal-Wallis H Test were used. There was statistically significant difference in student attitudes towards violence with respect to age, gender and year at university (p<0.05).More research should be conducted to identify other factors associated with attitudes toward violence than age, gender and year at university.