Le processus de prise de conscience de la violence chez les hommes qui en ont été victimes dans le cadre d'une relation intime ou amoureuse avec un autre homme

Authors: Pilon-Rousseau, Olivier
Advisor: Roy, Valérie
Abstract: Even though the scientific community has recognized intimate partner violence in same-sex relationships for more than 30 years, this problem has only been socially recognized in recent years. Prevention and intervention practices for this population are still under development. Therefore, studying the process by which male victims of intimate partner violence by a same-sex partner understand their situation as violence could help to inform practices. The few researches on the subject explored this process using samples of heterosexual females, their result might not apply to male victims. Moreover, these models don’t explain how this process is initiated. This research seeks to better understand how French-speaking men victims of an intimate partner violence by a same-sex partner become aware of this violence. This research also seeks to understand the type of violence experienced, and the consequences associated with them. Ten participants took part in a semi-structured interview exploring intimate partner violence. Results of thematic analysis suggest all participants experienced sexual violence, almost all experienced psychological violence and most reported economic and physical violence. The consequences of this violence are diverse and persist over time. Analysis led to a three-phase model of the violence awareness process. First, violent behaviors are understood as a normal part of the relationship. Second, they are perceived as something abnormal and dangerous. Third, they are finally understood as intimate partner violence. In light of these results, implications for prevention, intervention practices as well as research on intimate partner violence in same-sex relationships are discussed.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 21 October 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/37018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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