International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Social Profile of Women in Women’s Shelters
Semra Saruc, Nur Feyzal Kesen, Serap Dasbas

The aim of the study is to determine the socio demographic features of women, who stay in women’s shelters. The study was conducted with 150 women, who stay at a women’s shelter. In this study conducted using the survey method, a questionnaire developed by the researchers and consisted of 21 questions was utilized. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and chi-square test. The women that participated in the study had a mean age of 30. 54% were married and the mean age of first marriage was 19.04. 34% of the women eloped and 22.7% had a companionate marriage. It was determined that 81.3% had no profession, 84.3% had an income of below TL 1.000, 78.7% were the victims of violence by their partners. Also a statistically significant relationship was determined between women’s exposure to violence and the degree of violence exposed with the alcohol and substance abuse of their partners.

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