Original Articles

Perceptions of Violence and Crime as Aggression by Turkish—Islamic Families in Johannesburg

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 21, issue 4, 2011 , pages: 599–601
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2011.10820505
Author(s): Estelle AugustUniversity of Johannesburg,, Chris MyburghUniversity of Johannesburg,, Marie PoggenpoelUniversity of Johannesburg,


This study explored perceptions of aggression of Turkish-Islamic families with adolescent children in a large South African city. Participants were from four Turkish families with adolescent children (father = 4, mothers = 4; children = 5). Data were collected via interviews and analyzed. The families considered aggression to comprise crime and violence. They also considered it a universal phenomenon.

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