Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Interpers Violence. 2007 Jun;22(6):737-52.

Perceived neighborhood social disorder and attitudes toward reporting domestic violence against women.

Author information

1
University of Valencia, Spain. enrique.gracia@uv.es

Abstract

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.

PMID:
17515433
DOI:
10.1177/0886260507300755
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center