Associations and Experiences Observed for Family and Nonfamily Forms of Violent Behavior in Different Relational Contexts Among Swedish Men and Women
2014 (English)In: Violence and Victims, ISSN 0886-6708, Vol. 29, no 1, 152-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to examine how lifetime experiences of different types of violent behavior as well as violence by different kinds of perpetrators overlap, and to investigate the co-occurrence of experiences of violent behavior by kind of perpetrator. This was done among both sexes in both a random sample from a county population (women n = 1,168, men n = 2,924) and a clinical sample (women n = 2,439, men, n = 1,767) in Sweden. More than 1 kind of perpetrator was reported by 33%-37% of female and 22%-23% of male victims of some kind of violence, whereas 47%-48% of female and 29%-31% of male victims reported more than 1 kind of violence. The reporting of 2 or 3 kinds of perpetrators was associated with the reporting of experiences of more than 1 kind of violent behavior. Health care providers must be trained to recognize the overlap of violent victimization and help prevent further victimization of those who already have such experiences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Publishing Co , 2014. Vol. 29, no 1, 152-170 p.
revictimization; gender; cumulative violence; perpetrator; multiple victimization
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105043DOI: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-12-00084ISI: 000330514100010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84899457345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105043DiVA: diva2:703368