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Development and Analysis of Attribution of Responsibility in Honour
Killing Scenarios

Sadia Huda1, Anila Kamal 2

Abstract
Honour killing can be traced in almost all parts of Pakistan. The present
research has been carried out to develop and measure the attribution of
responsibility of people towards honour killing. The present study assessed it
through seven scenario based on real incidents reported by the participants in their
interviews; and incidents published in newspapers were also used. Interviews were
conducted with lawyers, social activists, police officials, journalists, and
perpetrators. However, scenarios were administered in a sample of 459 individuals
(Male=245; Female=209) of 18-60 years (M= 28.06, SD= 9.63). Results were
carried out to analyse gender and area of residence related differences. The results
indicated that men attributed more to victims as a wrongdoer than women and
participants living in rural areas justified honour killings as compared to urban
population by giving the attribution of responsibility to the victims in the
scenarios.

Keywords: Development, Analysis, Attribution, Responsibility, Honour Killings