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Irrational Beliefs About Family Violence: A Pilot Study Within Jordanian University Students

NCJ Number
Journal of Family Violence Volume: 28 Issue: 6 Dated: August 2013 Pages: 595-601
Hanan Takash; Souad Ghaith; Hind Hammouri
Date Published
August 2013
7 pages
This study explored the irrational beliefs of family violence within Jordanian society.
This pilot study aimed to explore the irrational beliefs of family violence within Jordanian society. Students in the study included 500 volunteered undergraduate students enrolled in a university requirement course at Hashemite University. A questionnaire was constructed to investigate students' irrational beliefs of family violence. The results of the study indicated high agreement with most of the irrational beliefs about family and psychological violence. Moreover, the results revealed that females were more agreeable on the irrational beliefs of the family violence than males. The results of the study may reflect lack of awareness of family violence and its consequences on the individual emotional and behavioral system. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.