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ERIC Number: EJ762645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Perceived Neighborhood Social Disorder and Attitudes toward Reporting Domestic Violence against Women
Gracia, Enrique; Herrero, Juan
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n6 p737-752 2007
This study aims to explore the relationship between perceived neighborhood social disorder and attitudes toward reporting domestic violence against women. Data from a national representative sample (N = 14,994) of Spaniards 18 years old and older were used. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that perceived neighborhood social disorder is negatively associated with attitudes toward reporting domestic violence against women. These results take into account the potential confounding effects of gender, age, socioeconomic status, perceived frequency of domestic violence against women, and size of city on reporting attitudes. Findings support the idea that to reduce and prevent domestic violence against women, it is also important to address those conditions leading to mistrust between people and diminished social control such as concentrated disadvantage and disorder. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain