”JAG VISSTE INTE BÄTTRE OCH INGEN ANNAN VISSTE JU BÄTTRE HELLER” En kvalitativ fokusgruppsstudie om våld i ungas nära relationer
The primary aim of this study was to explore young people’s perspective on and constructions of intimate partner violence including risks and protective factors. A qualitative method was used, and the empirical material was gathered via focus group interviews. In total eight people between the age of 21-24 years old participated and the empirical material from the interviews were analyzed by using thematic analysis. The study’s theoretical framework constituted of constructivism and theories related to power together with theories regarding definitions of violence and its psychological effects on the victim of intimate partner violence. The findings show that young people’s definitions of violence varies and the violence that is non-physical is considered a grey area. The findings also show that young people rely on their peer group for support and advice about healthy relationships rather than turning to adults or authorities. Hence, intimate partner violence among young people is therefore an important area for social work to focus on. By improving the knowledge regarding the phenomenon, better help can be created for those in need - both the victim and the perpetrator.
Våld i nära relationer
våld i ungas nära relationer
intimate partner violence
teen partner violence