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