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A qualitative study on the experiences of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) from the perspective of male victims
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this qualitative research was to get a deeper understanding of male victim’s experiences when exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) by a female partner. Two men who had been exposed to IPV were interviewed through email correspondence regarding their experiences. To provide a general understanding of the specific difficulties male victims may face from a Western perspective, we have over email and telephone also interviewed three people who work with the issue. The results of this study were analyzed using theories of social psychology and hegemonic masculinity theory. What was stressed throughout the interviews was the importance of abused men to get recognition for being victims of IPV. Our findings showed that stereotypical perceptions of masculinity may affect male victims of IPV in many ways, such as affecting the self-image and hindering help-seeking as well as receiving the proper help services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), male victims, masculinity, stereotyping
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-17748Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V14-16OAI: diva2:759412
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Available from: 2014-11-19 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2014-11-19Bibliographically approved

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