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

  title={Size Does Matter: The Effects of Gender on Perceptions of Dating Violence},
  author={Sherry Hamby and Amy Jackson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
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… 
Gendered Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Normality: An Experimental Study
This study uses an experimental vignette design to examine whether the type of violence employed and the gender dynamics within the couple affect young adults’ perceptions of IPV normality, and suggests that this is true for respondents’ prior psychological, but not physical IPV experiences.
Victim Gender, Rater Attitudes, and Rater Violence History Influence Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence
Results indicate that violence perpetrated against males is perceived as less serious and more justified, and male victims are perceived to be more blameworthy than female victims.
Testing the Extent of the Gender Trap: College Students’ Perceptions of and Reactions to Intimate Partner Violence
Prior research has explored perceptions of intimate partner violence (IPV), and how these perceptions differ based on gender of the participant, victim, and perpetrator. In the current study, 178
College Students’ Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: The Effects of Type of Abuse and Perpetrator Gender
This study explored how perceptions of intimate partner abuse severity and perpetrator responsibility differed based upon gender of the perpetrator/victim, participants’ gender, the type of abuse
Perceptions of Female Perpetrators
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is often perceived as violence predominantly perpetrated by males against females. Reactions to hypothetical situations of identical acts of male and female IPV
A Qualitative Investigation of the Role of Gender in Young Women’s Dating Violence in the United States
Gender was important for participants and bystanders in determining whether they interpreted behaviors as meaningful acts of violence, including the perceived triviality of women’s violence, contingencies under which women”s violence is deemed acceptable, and the status of male IPV as unacceptable.
Do Gender and Relationship Composition Affect College Students’ Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Severity?
Previous research has examined college students’ opinions about the severity of physical abuse in heterosexual, lesbian, and gay couples, but not their opinions regarding the severity of
Does Perceived Injury Explain the Effects of Gender on Attributions of Blame for Intimate Partner Violence? A Factorial Vignette Analysis
Perpetrator and victim gender influence how blame is assigned in intimate partner violence (IPV) scenarios. Although men’s differential capacity to inflict and sustain harm is posited as the reason
Attitudes Toward Dating Violence: How Does Sexual Identity Influence Perceptions Among College Students?
ABSTRACT In the current study, we explore how sexual identity affects attitudes toward dating violence by utilizing a survey of 1,645 college students. We examine attitudes toward justification for
Perceptions of Harm, Criminality, and Law Enforcement Response: Comparing Violence by Men Against Women and Violence by Women Against Men
ABSTRACT The authors compare third-party evaluations of male violence against women and female violence against men with regard to perceived injury severity, criminal labeling, and recommending


Perceptions of Motives in Intimate Partner Violence: Expressive Versus Coercive Violence
Perceptions of motives in the perpetration of intimate partner violence revealed that men generally gave higher ratings than women, and that women rated female-perpetrated aggression as less coercive than male-perPETrated aggression.
Gender-Role Stereotypes and Perceptions of Heterosexual, Gay and Lesbian Domestic Violence
Although domestic violence occurs in all types of relationships, non-prototypical cases (e.g., gay male, lesbian, female-against-male) are often overlooked. We replicated and extended previous
Female Aggression Toward Male Intimate Partners: An Examination of Social Norms in a Community-Based Sample
We investigated the effect of assailant gender on injunctive social norms (i.e., beliefs about what ought to happen) regarding violence toward an intimate heterosexual partner. In a
Differences in Female and Male Victims and Perpetrators of Partner Violence With Respect to WEB Scores
In this study, women disclosed higher levels of battering on the WEB, despite IPV status (victimization or both victimization and perpetration), and female IPV victims were 5 times more likely than their male counterparts to disclose high rates of battered on theWEB.
Views of Intimate Partner Violence in Same‐ and Opposite‐Sex Relationships
Attitudes toward same-sex intimate relationships and intimate partner violence (IPV) are changing. Little research, however, has examined norms about IPV in same-sex relationships. Using a fractional
Do You See What I See? The Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Student and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Perceptions of Violent Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Relationships
ABSTRACT Forty-one men and 67 women undergraduate students, as well as 35 men and 27 women Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers, rated the abusiveness of intimate partner violence (IPV)
Perceptions of Domestic Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships and Implications for Criminal Justice and Mental Health Responses
Results were consistent with and extended previous findings about perceptions of heterosexual domestic abuse to include gay and lesbian domestic abuse, and suggest that participant perceptions of abuse in same-sex and heterosexual relationships are similar.
Controversies Involving Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in the United States
This paper summarizes five challenging ongoing controversies involving gender and U. S. intimate partner violence (IPV) (i.e., gender symmetry of perpetration; utility of typologies; understanding
Toward a Gender-Inclusive Conception of Intimate Partner Violence Research and Theory: Part 1 – Traditional Perspectives
Some three decades after the first shelters for battered women were established in England and the United States, public discourse and public policy on intimate partner violence (IPV) has framed the
Sex differences in aggression between heterosexual partners: a meta-analytic review.
  • J. Archer
  • Psychology
    Psychological bulletin
  • 2000
The findings partially support previous claims that different methods of measurement produce conflicting results, but there was also evidence that the sample was an important moderator of effect size.