Reflections of the before processes in early and forced marriages: A meta-synthesis study

Duru P., Başaran F., Örsal Ö.

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, vol.58, no.4, pp.3034-3043, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12929
  • Journal Name: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.3034-3043
  • Keywords: child marriage, early and forced marriage, meta-synthesis, qualitative research
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLCPurpose: To develop analytical themes through a descriptive synthesis of qualitative studies to create a broader and more conscious understanding of the before processes in early and forced marriages. Methods: Twenty-five qualitative studies were analyzed and synthesized according to meta-synthesis methods. Findings: The analytical themes of the main theme “The process leading to early and forced marriages” were divided into four groups as cognitive, affective, behavioral, and cultural reflections. Practice Implications: The study results emphasize the need to consider the links between cognitive, affective, behavioral, and cultural reflections of the process that led to marriages for preventing early and forced marriages.