INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between married individuals perceived stress level and violence against women attitudes in the pandemic.
METHODS: This descriptive correlational study was conducted on a total of 773 married individuals between January and July 2021. The data were collected using a demographic information form, the perceived stress scale (PSS), and the ISKEBE violence against women attitude scale (ISKEBE Attitude Scale).
RESULTS: Of the married individuals, 34.8% were subjected to verbal violence, and 4.7% were subjected to physical violence. In addition, 18.9% of them had a worse marital relationship in the pandemic than that before the pandemic. There was a weak positive correlation between the married individuals PSS and ISKEBE Attitude Scale total mean scores (p<0.05).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Midwives and nurses should evaluate their patients perceived stress levels and violence against women attitudes.