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Salter, Veronica A.
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Vice-Chancellor (Office of the)
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Attitudes towards gender violence
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International Conference on Violence Prevention
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Oct. 8-9, 2003
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Abstract
It is hypothesised in psychology that attitudes and values give rise to behaviour, and there is abundant evidence to support such a statement. This paper (a work in progress) looks at the preliminary findings of a questionnaire designed to measure the attitudes (predominantly male) to violence against women and also male and female attitudes about themselves. The conclusions drawn so far indicate that males see themselves as being more powerful and often better than females and that furthermore, their position of authority is inherent and God-given. The researcher concludes that with such a mind set implications for hopes of achieving gender equality are dubious, but the possibilities of violence against women being enacted are enormous.....
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