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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Political sciences (S002)
Author(s): Donder, Liesbeth De;Verte, Dominique;Lang, Gert;Enzenhofer, Edith;Luoma, Minna-Liisa;Koivusilta, Mira;Penhale, Bridget;Ferreira-Alves, Jose;Santos, Ana J;Tamutienė, Ilona;Perttu, Sirkka;Savola, Tiina
Title: Perpetrators of abuse against older women : a multi-national study in Europe
Is part of: Journal of adult protection. Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing, Vol. 13, no. 6, 2011
Extent: p. 302-314
Date: 2012
Keywords: Vyresnio amžiaus asmenys;Prievarta;Nepriežiūra;Moterys;Smurtas;Older adults;Abuse;Mistreatment;Neglect;Women;Violence
Abstract: Purpose – This article aims to explore the perpetrators of abuse among older women living in the community. The study examines whether differences between the perpetrators of different forms of abuse, and for different groups of older women (e.g. by income or age groups) can be detected. Finally, it aims to investigate whether older women talk about the abuse to family or friends, or report it to an official or formal agency, in relation to different perpetrators. Design/methodology/approach – This article provides results from the prevalence study of Abuse and Violence against Older Women in Europe (AVOW-study). The study involved scientific partners from five EU countries: Finland, Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, and Portugal. In these five countries, the same study was conducted during 2010. In total, 2,880 older women living in the community were interviewed during the course of the study. Findings – The results indicate that 28.1per cent of older women across all countries have experienced some kind of violence and abuse, in the last 12 months, by someone who is close to them. The results offer specific figures for the prevalence of different types of abuse, i.e. physical, psychological, sexual, and financial abuse; violation of personal rights; and neglect. Furthermore, additional insights about the main perpetrators of abuse for different groups of older women are offered.[...]
Affiliation(s): Politikos mokslų ir diplomatijos fakult.
Viešojo administravimo katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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