Perceptions of Social Supports and Services for Intimate Partner Violence Victims

O'Reilly, Rebecca (2016) Perceptions of Social Supports and Services for Intimate Partner Violence Victims. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a complex issue. The present study explored how media exposure to female and male victims of IPV affected participants’ support for both groups. It was hypothesized that female victims would be supported more than male victims and that presenting stimuli that drew attention to male victims would not decrease support for female victims. Participants were presented with one of three posters, drawing attention to male victims, female victims, or both. A questionnaire was then used to assess perceptions of support for IPV victims, which was completed by 121 participants. Results indicated that females were supported more than males and that drawing attention to male victims did not decrease participants’ support for female victims. An exploratory analysis also revealed that women, overall, have high support for all victims, while men’s level of support changed depending on the type of information to which they were exposed.

Item Type: Other
Item ID: 12172
Additional Information: “Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-29)”
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Arts and Social Science
Date: 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Intimate partner violence--Public opinion; Victims of family violence--Public opinion

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