Comparison of Gender schemas of Couples in women with and without Spouse abuse referred to Health Care Centers in Mashhad in 2015

Nourani Saadoldin, Shahla and Baharshahi, Somayyeh and Esmaily, Habibollah and Asghari Pour, Negar (2017) Comparison of Gender schemas of Couples in women with and without Spouse abuse referred to Health Care Centers in Mashhad in 2015. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 20 (2). pp. 21-30.

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Abstract

Introduction: Spouse abuse refers to violence which is occurred or is being occurred from the partner. Gender role schemas is a set of one's beliefs about male or female identity, so it can affect the people's relationships. This study was performed with aim to compare the gender schemas couples in women with and without spouse abuse referred to health care centers in Mashhad. Methods: This analytical-comparative study was performed on 257 couples referred to Mashhad health care centers in 2015. The tools included: Bem`s Sex-Role Inventory and ISA questionnaire (Index Spouse Abuse). By using ISA questionnaire, the couples were divided into two groups of with and without Spouse abuse, and using Bem questionnaire, the scores of femininity, masculinity and undifferentiated in women and men were determined. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 16), and Chi-square, Fisher, independent-t and Mann-Whitney tests. P<0.05 was considered significant. Results: Mean scores of femininity and masculinity in men without spouse abuse were significantly higher than other group (P=0.015) (P=0.013). Mean score of undifferentiated in men without spouse abuse was significantly lower than other group (P=0.024). Conclusion: Femininity attributes along with masculinity attributes in men decrease spouse abuse. But undifferentiated attributes in men are considered as risk factor for spouse abuse.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 15:04
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 15:04
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/829

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