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Examination By Multinomial Logistic Regression Model Of The Factors Affecting The Types Of Domestic Violence Against Women: A Case Of Turkey

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Erkan Ari, Noyan Aydin



Domestic Violence against Women, Multinomial Logistic Regression Model, Turkey, Violence.



In this paper, factors affecting the types of domestic violence against women was determined by multinomial logistic regression model. In this context, we used the data of “Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey” that was applied by Turkish Statistıcal Institute in 2008. In the study, the variable of the types of domestic violence against women was used as dependent variable that has four levels. In addition, twelve independent variables were used removing irrelevant variables from the data set via chi-square test of independence. After that, the maximum likelihood estimates and the odds ratios of the variables of the model were obtained. Besides, the validity of the model was tested by likelihood ratio test. At last, comparisons were made for three categories depending on the odds ratio according to the selected reference category. In terms of odds ratios, the variables of “education level of woman” and “husband's work sector” were statistically significant in only comparison one; the variables of “agnation with husband, “education level of husband”, “frequency of seeing drunk husband”, and “frequency of gambling of husband” were statistically significant in both comparison one and three; the variables of “region”, “deceived by husband”, “common-law female for husband” were statistically significant in all comparisons.



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