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Factors influencing attitudes to violence against women

Flood, Michael and Pease, Bob 2009, Factors influencing attitudes to violence against women, Trauma, violence, & abuse, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 125-142, doi: 10.1177/1524838009334131.

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Title Factors influencing attitudes to violence against women
Author(s) Flood, Michael
Pease, Bob
Journal name Trauma, violence, & abuse
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 125
End page 142
Total pages 18
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2009-04
ISSN 1524-8380
1552-8324
Keyword(s) perceptions of domestic violence
domestic violence
sexual assault
attitudes
Summary Attitudes toward men's violence against women shape both the perpetration of violence against women and responses to this violence by the victim and others around her. For these reasons, attitudes are the target of violence-prevention campaigns. To improve understanding of the determinants of violence against women and to aid the development of violence-prevention efforts, this article reviews the factors that shape attitudes toward violence against women. It offers a framework with which to comprehend the complex array of influences on attitudes toward violent behavior perpetrated by men against women. Two clusters of factors, associated with gender and culture, have an influence at multiple levels of the social order on attitudes regarding violence. Further factors operate at individual, organizational, communal, or societal levels in particular, although their influence may overlap across multiple levels. This article concludes with recommendations regarding efforts to improve attitudes toward violence against women.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1524838009334131
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019837

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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