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History of family violence was predictive of adolescent violent behaviors which expose him or her to such social & medical problems. The study aims to identify the perceptions of female adolescents regarding family violence and the causes that leaded to it. A descriptive design was conducted at (2) public educational high schools in the Babylon city in Oct 2016. Sample chosen as stratified and random selection of female adolescent students through Jan - Feb 2017. Instruments were developed and used in order to collect data including demographic information and validated instruments assessing perceptions of female adolescents. Descriptive and inferential statistics was applied to analyses the related data by using SPSS 21.0 software program. Female Adolescents had moderate violence recognitions (72.0%). Majority of female participated (61%) said that the main cause of violence was financial and poverty. The study concluded that the female adolescents had moderate perception concerning family cruelty which goes back to financial & cultural point. So, the researcher recommends improving their awareness to control future social health problems.
Keywords: Recognitions; female adolescents; family cruelty.
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