A research based on depression, psychological resilience and self-respect of women who are exposed to violence

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2020

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Çağla Karaoğlan



A Research Based on Depression, Psychological Resilience and Self-respect of Women Who are Exposed to Violence Violence is when a person attacks another person using psychological or physical force and forces him to do what he does not want. Violence has a dimension that closely concerns both individuals and social order. For this reason, it is important to consider the causes and consequences of violence in every respect. Violence has been applied differently in all societies and periods, but despite legal regulations, it has not been prevented completely. One of the problems that cannot be prevented and grows more and more is violence against women. Due to the violence they are exposed to, women suffer important physical and mental injuries such as depression, suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, and even lose their lives. For this reason, violence against women has become an important problem that concerns the whole society in the long run. Thanks to the efforts of the women's movement in Turkey, struggle with violence against women has become a government policy known by everyone in the last twenty years. In this study, the psychological endurance and self-esteem levels of women who are faced with violence are investigated. In the research, 3 scales are used to measure the assessments of depression, psychological resilience and self-esteem levels of women against violence. 326 women participated in the study. As a result of the research, a strong negative relationship between Beck depression scale and Psychological Resilience Scale, a medium positive relationship between Self-esteem and Beck depression scale; A moderate negative relationship was observed between the Psychological Resilience Scale. In addition, while there was no statistically significant difference in terms of Psychological Resilience Scale between the groups whose age, education level, employment status, marital status, monthly income, city and place of residence; There is a statistically significant difference between the groups with different psychiatric diagnoses in terms of the Psychological Resilience Scale, and the average score of those who do not have a psychiatric diagnosis is higher, there is a statistically significant difference between the groups with different psychiatric disorders in terms of Psychological Resilience Scale and those who do not continue discomfort It is concluded that the average is larger. Keywords: Psychological Resilience, Violence, Self Esteem, Depression