Social Workers’ Attitudes towards Intimate Partner Abuse in Younger vs. Older Women

@article{Yechezkel2013SocialWA,
  title={Social Workers’ Attitudes towards Intimate Partner Abuse in Younger vs. Older Women},
  author={Rachely Yechezkel and L. Ayalon},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={381-391}
}
Intimate partner abuse is defined as threatened or actual physical, sexual, or psychological abuse by a current or former partner. The present study examined responses of 212 social workers, who were randomly assigned one of four case vignettes describing intimate partner abuse. Vignettes varied by age of perpetrator and victim (elderly vs. young) and type of abuse (emotional vs. physical). Social workers tended to define intimate partner abuse against an elderly woman as non-abusive, in… Expand
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