''Jag lever i ett förhållande där min kvinna slår mig''
: en kvalitativ studie om kvinnors våld mot män i nära relationer

Translated title of the thesis: ’’I live in a relationship where my wife beats me’’: a qualitative study of women’s violence against men in intimate relationships
  • Jelena Veselinovic

    Student thesis: University Diploma


    The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of women's violence against men in intimate relationships, get an idea of ​​what forms of expression that this type of violence has and to highlight the men's experiences of violence.

    There is little scientific research in the field in Sweden. Crime Prevention Council has determined that eight percent of all complaints involving domestic violence in 2010, reported by men over 18 years. You can only speculate on how large number of unreported cases is among abused men. The international studies highlight that the abused men feel ashamed of having been subjected to violence by a female partner.

    I have been based this essay on two theoretical premises, Per Isdal theory of "violence perspective" and Elaine Bergqvist's definition of the suppression technique.

    The study was conducted through a qualitative content analysis. This type of method used to interpret the various texts, and to this study, three autobiographies was analyzed.    The results from the survey highlights that all men have been subjected to extensive financial, material, latent and psychological violence. Two men have been subjected to regular physical violence and one of the men has been the victim of sexual violence. The discussion highlighted that violence against men in intimate relationships is undetectable and taboo and that the phenomenon must be recognized and made more visible. The conclusion of this study was that the abused men feel ashamed to seek help but that is also exists lack of adequate help and support to give to men which has been abused.

    Date of Award2011-Jun-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorUlla Zetterlind (Supervisor) & Daniel Melén (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Social Work Study Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)
    • Social Sciences (5)


    • abused men
    • battered men
    • violence in intimate relationships
    • male victims and domestic violence

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