Size Does Matter: The Effects of Gender on Perceptions of Dating Violence

@article{Hamby2010SizeDM,
  title={Size Does Matter: The Effects of Gender on Perceptions of Dating Violence},
  author={Sherry Hamby and Amy Jackson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2010},
  volume={63},
  pages={324-331}
}
Previous research has shown that people perceive intimate partner violence (IPV) as more serious in cases involving a male perpetrator and female victim versus other gender combinations. This study is the first to explore reasons for these differences. 181 undergraduates at a U.S. southeastern college rated one of four dating violence vignettes that varied by perpetrator and victim gender. Participants viewed male-on-female violence as more frightening primarily because males are stronger and… 
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