Abstract Stalking is a global spread phenomenon consisting in harassing, annoying, unwanted, and intrusive behaviors, often considered regular in courting. These behaviors are part of the broader range of gender-based violence. In accordance with the theory of ecological systems, this study aimed to investigate the presence of gender differences in the perception of the severity of stalking actions, considering the role of the type of violence perpetrated (physical versus verbal) and the relationship between the author and victim (Resentful ex-partner, Incompetent suitor rejected, Neighbor in dispute). The results showed gender differences in the main dimensions investigated by the questionnaire (Moral Disengagement, Normlessness beliefs, Empathy, and Perception of the Severity of Stalking). In addition, the results show that the perception of severity is influenced by the type of relationship and the type of violence perpetrated, differently between men and women. Results were discussed based on the development of literature on the topic.

From verbal to physical violence: the different severity perception of stalking behaviors / Cordellieri, Pierluigi; Paoli, Elena; Giannini, Anna Maria; Lausi, Giulia. - In: CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1046-1310. - (2024). [10.1007/s12144-024-05834-8]

From verbal to physical violence: the different severity perception of stalking behaviors

Cordellieri, Pierluigi
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Paoli, Elena;Giannini, Anna Maria;Lausi, Giulia
2024

Abstract

Abstract Stalking is a global spread phenomenon consisting in harassing, annoying, unwanted, and intrusive behaviors, often considered regular in courting. These behaviors are part of the broader range of gender-based violence. In accordance with the theory of ecological systems, this study aimed to investigate the presence of gender differences in the perception of the severity of stalking actions, considering the role of the type of violence perpetrated (physical versus verbal) and the relationship between the author and victim (Resentful ex-partner, Incompetent suitor rejected, Neighbor in dispute). The results showed gender differences in the main dimensions investigated by the questionnaire (Moral Disengagement, Normlessness beliefs, Empathy, and Perception of the Severity of Stalking). In addition, the results show that the perception of severity is influenced by the type of relationship and the type of violence perpetrated, differently between men and women. Results were discussed based on the development of literature on the topic.
2024
Perception of Severity of Stalking; Gender difference; Physical vs verbal violence; Stalking
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From verbal to physical violence: the different severity perception of stalking behaviors / Cordellieri, Pierluigi; Paoli, Elena; Giannini, Anna Maria; Lausi, Giulia. - In: CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1046-1310. - (2024). [10.1007/s12144-024-05834-8]
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