Gender differences in perceptions of domestic violence

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CECW Information Sheet #44E. Montreal, QC: Université de Montréal, École de service social.

Chamberland, Claire
Léveillé, Sophie
Baraldi, Rosanna

Information Sheet #44
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There are many complex and fascinating questions about the potential links between behaviour and perceptions. One of the topics that interests researchers is the relationship between the behaviour involved in domestic violence and the perception of violence on the part of both perpetrators and victims. This information sheet summarizes some of the results of an innovative research program carried out in Quebec that investigated the ways women and men perceive domestic violence.

The aim of the research was to increase understanding of the ways that women and men recognize, define, tolerate, and explain domestic violence in relation to their past experience with it.

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