In this study, it has been aimed to compare the sociodemographic characteristics; mental symptom distribution and personality qualities between polygamous men and monogamous men.
In this study,55 bigamous men and with the same age group as these people 50 monogamous men have been interviewed. Being over 70, not knowing Turkish at such a level as not to understand the questions in the from, having a mental disorder at the level of not understanding the questions and not accepting to take part in the study have been considered as exclusion criteria.
In the study sociodemographic Data Collecting From, Structured Clinical Meeting for DSM-III-R Axis II Personality Disorders (SCID-II) and Mental Symptoms Search List (SCL-90-R) have been used.
For the evaluation of the data definitive statistical methods, t test for
independent groups, ki square test for nonparametric and abnormal distribution data.
In the results, the meaningfulness has been assessed at the level of p<0.05 and within the range of % 95 reliability.
Although there has been no statistical difference between the age average, mean marriage age,education level, monthly average income, mental symptom distribution and Axis II Pathology distribution between the polygamous men and monogamous men participants, it has been determined that the average marriage age for polygamous men is lower, the rate for being a relative of their first wife is higher, the incidence of abducting their second wives is higher and their father is more illiterate.
In the societies where culturally and religiously polygamy is allowed the factors such as low education level, childlessness of the first wife, not having a son from the first wife, the first wife being ill, marrying at a young age for the first marriage and proximity between the ages of first wife and the husband, have led to polygamy.