An Ecological Examination of Factors Influencing Men’s Engagement in Intimate Partner Violence Groups

An Ecological Examination of Factors Influencing Men’s Engagement in Intimate Partner Violence Groups

An Ecological Examination of Factors Influencing Men’s Engagement in Intimate Partner Violence Groups

An Ecological Examination of Factors Influencing Men’s Engagement in Intimate Partner Violence Groupss

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Référence bibliographique [11879]

Roy, Valérie, Châteauvert, Joanie et Richard, Marie-Claude. 2012. «An Ecological Examination of Factors Influencing Men’s Engagement in Intimate Partner Violence Groups ». Journal of Interpersonal Violence, p. 1-19.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Our study thus aimed to better understand the engagement process of men in IPV [intimate partner violence] groups, from the perspective of the men. The present article describes their viewpoints on the elements that favored or hindered their engagement in IPV groups.» (p. 3)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The first sample of 27 individuals, all French-speaking men born in Québec, was recruited for interviews. Their mean age was 36 (SD=10.8). Close to 50% (n=14) had at least a high school diploma and made less than CAN$30,000 (n=13) per year. Some 45% (n=12) were in a relationship and two thirds (n=18) were taking care of at least one child. Finally, 30% (n=8) had been court mandated to participate in the group and 45% (n=12) had a judicial record related to IPV. A second sample of 13 men was recruited for the two focus groups. » (p. 6)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«The influencing factors that the men most often mentioned were related to their personal characteristics and those of the programs. These were the factors that were most closely linked to their engagement with the group. In comparison, the exosystem represented the environment that influenced individuals without them being directly involved in it. Distal environmental factors thus seemed to be less tangible for these men. The findings nonetheless drew our attention to the influence of these external factors, which the men perceived more as a hindrance to their engagement.» (p. 14) «In their discourse, the men identified different people who had an influence on their engagement, beginning with their partner or ex-partner, then the children, the parents, friends, and more distant family. Two themes stood out with regard to the influence of the social network on the men’s engagement, namely support and the acknowledgment of the violence problem. Several men emphasized that it was important that the social network recognize the violence problem and that, when the network did not, it might lead the men to doubt whether they really had a problem». (p. 12)