Kvinnors våld mot män i nära relationer: En kvantitativ undersökning av socialarbetarnas föreställningar
Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a recognized social problem. The IPV is common in all types of intimate relations, this essays purpose was focused on the violence performed by women against men. To find the social workers conceptions the study conducted a survey sent to local social service in Sweden. The essay had a statistic approach to visualize the social workers conceptions, and a discursive approach to focus on the language used in text answers. Different aspects of the violence were explored to find the conceptions. How the social workers explain the causes of violence related to gender, and if the social workers claim theirs knowledge about IPV is different depending of the offender’s gender. The result shows that the social workers claimed that they had less knowledge about IPV with a female offender than a male offender. When the social worker described the male victim the answers focused to the feeling of shame, which were not as connected to female victim as male. The study found that the social workers experience that they had less knowledge of IPV against men. Nearby half of the social worker claimed that they had less knowledge about IPV in relation to their job.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 65 p.
Intimate partner violence, male, women, offender, victim, social service, knowledge
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-90412DiVA: diva2:625021
Gunnarsson, Evy, Professor
Vinnerljung, Bo, Professor