Male victims of intimate partner abuse: use and helpfulness of services.

  title={Male victims of intimate partner abuse: use and helpfulness of services.},
  author={Venus Tsui},
  journal={Social work},
  volume={59 2},
  • Venus Tsui
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Psychology
  • Social work
Data obtained from a national study of male victims or survivors of intimate partner abuse (IPA) indicate that the experience (current or past) of abuse and with service use may predict a positive perception toward help seeking. However, marital status and a tendency to minimize problems may predict negative attitudes toward help seeking. Empirical evidence from this mixed-method study suggests that male victims face many interpersonal and societal obstacles. Feeling uncomfortable when… 

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