Title: Stalking - Perceptions and attitudes amongst helping professions. An EU cross-national comparison
Authors: Kamphuis, JH ×
Galeazzi, GM
De Fazio, L
Emmelkamp, PMG
Farnham, F
Groenen, Anne
James, D
Vervaeke, Geert #
Issue Date: May-2005
Publisher: John wiley & sons ltd
Series Title: Clinical psychology & psychotherapy vol:12 issue:3 pages:215-225
Abstract: This study examined recognition of and attitudes towards abnormal, persistent, unwanted attention, or stalking, in two professional groups closely involved in assisting the victims of this behaviour, i.e. police officers and general practitioners (GPs), in four European countries (Belgium, n = 185; UK, n = 118; Netherlands, n = 113; Italy, n = 100). Responses to standardized questions on systematically developed vignettes depicting various male-on-female stalking scenarios were examined in terms of responses to a questionnaire on stalking-related attitudes. Hierarchical stepwise multiple regressions analyses revealed that country of citizenship, profession (GP or police officer), and in particular individual attitudinal variables made independent contributions in explaining stalking recognition and stalking perceptions. Clinical implications are discussed. Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 1063-3995
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Criminal Law and Criminology
Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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