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NCJ Number: 227889 Find in a Library
Title: Gender and Fear of Terrorism in Turkey
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:August 2009  Pages:341-357
Author(s): Pamela Wilcox; M. Murat Ozer; Murat Gunbeyi; Tarkan Gundogdu
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 17
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the fear of terrorism in Turkey, highlighting potential gender differences in fear of terrorism, and exploring the extent to which gender interacts with potential influences in producing a context-specific fear of terrorism.
Abstract: Significant differences were found in the existence of gender differences in expressions of fear of terrorism across male and female students in the Diyarbakir region of Turkey. These differences were consistent with the general fear of crime literature in that women were substantially more likely to report feelings of fear. The gender difference persisted even after accounting for differences in the measured correlates of media exposure, proterrorism associations, attitudes about terrorism, and demographic and contextual variables. Fear of crime research has highlighted women's differential perceptions and emotions regarding particular offenses, sexual assault most notably. However, the gendered nature of other crime-specific fears remains understudied. The objectives of this study were threefold: (1) to explore possible gender differences in fear of terrorism, (2) to examine whether gender differences in fear of terrorism could be accounted for with individual and ecological variables, and (3) to explore whether gender interacted with individual and ecological characteristics in estimating fear. Tables, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Fear of crime
Index Term(s): Gender issues; Perception; Public Opinion of Crime; Reactions to crime; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Threat assessment; Turkey; Victimization; Victimization risk
Note: For related articles see NCJ-227884-88
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