Comprehension of Deontic Justice in Adolescents Who Have Moved Domestically: Peer Deviance as a Predictor of Attitudes toward Violence

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DOI: 10.12738/mejrs.2016.1.1.0002

Year: 2016 Vol: 1 Number: 1


The main aim of this study is to identify deontic justice comprehension in adolescents who have experienced domestic migration and determine if peer deviance is a predictor of attitudes towards violence; at the same time identifying whether differences based on gender and geographical region show attitudes oriented toward violence. The sample of this study consists of a total of 559 students, 259 males and 300 females, attending various high schools and middle schools in the province of Istanbul. In this study, the Attitude Scale for Adolescent Violence, the Peer Deviation Scale, and the Deontic Justice Comprehension Scale were used. In analysis of data obtained in the study, female students were found to have lower tendencies towards violence than males, and with the genders together a significant difference in attitudes towards violence, comprehension of justice, and peer deviation were also found for students from different geographical regions. Multiple regression analysis showed that comprehension of deontic justice and peer deviation is effective at predicting attitudes oriented towards violence (F = 132.914, p < .001, R = .569, R2 = .323, adj = 321).

Migration, Violence, Deontic justice, Peer deviation

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