Correlates of Victim-Blaming Attitudes Regarding Partner Violence Against Women Among the Spanish General Population

  • Gracia E
  • Tomás J
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Abstract

This article analyzes correlates of victim-blaming attitudes regarding partner violence against women (PVAW) among the Spanish general population (N = 1,006). Results showed that victim-blaming attitudes were more common among respondents who were older, less educated, and who placed themselves at the bottom of the social scale. Furthermore, the odds of expressing victim-blaming attitudes were higher among respondents who thought that PVAW was common in society, considered it more acceptable, and knew women victims of partner violence in their circle of friends and family. Implications for public education are discussed.

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  • attitudes
  • partner violence
  • victim blaming
  • violence against women

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