A systematic literature review of intimate partner violence victimisation: an inclusive review across gender and sexuality

Laskey, Philippa ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8040-4766 , Bates, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8694-8078 and Taylor, Julie ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4113-3857 (2019) A systematic literature review of intimate partner violence victimisation: an inclusive review across gender and sexuality. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 47 . pp. 1-11.

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The traditional view of intimate partner violence (IPV) is that the perpetrator is male and the victim is female (Dobash, Dobash, Wilson & Daly, 1992). As a result of this, most research into victimisation experiences appears to be conducted with female victims of IPV (Morin, 2014), and research with male victims, and victims from the LGBTQ+ community is less common. The main aim of the current research was to conduct a systematic literature review to synthesise the literature base of IPV victimisation experiences to ascertain how abuse is experienced, and the effects of that abuse. The secondary aim was to investigate the prevalence of different victim groups, across gender and sexuality, in current research studies. The review highlighted that victims of IPV experience several different types of abuse and the negative mental and physical health outcomes associated with that abuse are significant. Additionally, it was found that the large majority of research studies included in the review were conducted with female victims in opposite-sex relationships, and were quantitative and cross-sectional in nature. The implications of these findings are discussed and suggestions for future research are put forward.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Aggression and Violent Behavior
Publisher: Elsevier Masson
ISSN: 1359-1789
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Philippa Laskey
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2019 12:01
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 09:18
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4527


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