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TitleExploring Help Seeking Experiences of Male Victims of Female Perpetrators of IPV
Author(s)Machado, Andreia
Santos, Anita
Graham-Kevan, Nicola
Matos, Marlene
KeywordsMen
Victims
Intimate partner violence
Experiences
Issue date1-Jul-2017
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
JournalJournal of Family Violence
CitationMachado, A., Santos, A., Graham-Kevan, N., & Matos, M. (2017). Exploring help seeking experiences of male victims of female perpetrators of IPV. Journal of family violence, 32(5), 513-523.
Abstract(s)Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a common phenomenon worldwide. However, there is a relative dearth of qualitative research exploring IPV in which men are the victims of their female partners. The present study used a qualitative approach to explore how Portuguese men experience IPV. Ten male victims (aged 35-75) who had sought help from domestic violence agencies or from the police were interviewed. Transcripts were analyzed using QSR NVivo10 and coded following thematic analysis. The results enhance our understanding of both the nature and dynamics of the violence that men experience as well as the negative impact of violence on their lives. This study revealed the difficulties that men face in the process of seeking help, namely differences in treatment of men versus women victims. It also highlights that help seeking had a negative emotional impact for most of these men. Finally, this study has important implications for practitioners and underlines macro-level social recommendations for raising awareness about this phenomenon, including the need for changes in victims' services and advocacy for gender-inclusive campaigns and responses.
TypeArticle
DescriptionAuthor's personal copy
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/53717
DOI10.1007/s10896-016-9853-8
ISSN0885-7482
e-ISSN1573-2851
Publisher versionhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10896-016-9853-8#citeas
Peer-Reviewedyes
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