Wife Abuse and Opinions of Police, lawyers, and Doctors : Some Realities about the Myths

아내학대 관련기관 종사자들의 아내학대에 대한 잘못된 믿음(Myth)에 관한 연구 - 경찰, 법조인, 의료인을 중심으로 -

  • 손정영 (대구가톨릭대학교 생활환경학과)
  • Published : 2002.11.01


The purpose of this study is to identify the myth(erroneous beliefs) of police, lawyers, and doctors about wife abuse. Subjects included 194 police, 81 lawyers, 164 doctors, and 222 public who lived in Taegu and kyngbuk. The major findings of the study are follows; first, subject-groups commonly have the myth about wife abuse. Second, there are no differences by sex, formal education, and marital status. Additionally significant age differences are found in police and lawyers. Third, especially they have the myth about wife abuse-e.g. battered women could avoid being battered by simply leaving their batters, their husbands can stop the abuse by attending a counseling or therapy session and by deceasing the job-stress, and they must not to divorce for their children.


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