ERIC Number: ED230830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
International Perspectives on Family Violence.
Gelles, Richard J.; Cornell, Claire Pedrick
This paper reviews a sampling of the literature on child abuse, spouse abuse, and family violence from around the world. The 72 books, journal articles, newspaper articles, and legislative reports which are included cover the period 1960-1981. A section on where family violence research has been conducted includes studies on child abuse and neglect from Great Britain, Africa, and western European countries; in the area of spouse abuse, studies cited are from Great Britain and Canada. A table is included which indicates publications on family violence according to type of violence. A section on the definitions of family violence includes materials from Great Britain, European countries, Scandinavia, Australia, Third World nations, Japan, and India. The methods which family violence researchers use are detailed, indicating that survey research and quasi-experimental designs are the most common form for child abuse research; survey research is the most common method for spouse abuse research. Theories which underlie family violence research are discussed including the social/structural models which are used in foreign countries more than in the United States. A section devoted to what we know about family violence in other countries covers the existence and extent of the problem and the factors associated with family violence. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family Violence
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (77th, San Francisco, CA, September 6-10, 1982). Best copy available.