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      Violence against women: an integrated, ecological framework.

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          This article encourages the widespread adoption of an integrated, ecological framework for understanding the origins of gender-based violence. An ecological approach to abuse conceptualizes violence as a multifaceted phenomenon grounded in an interplay among personal, situational, and sociocultural factors. Although drawing on the conceptual advances of earlier theorists, this article goes beyond their work in three significant ways. First, it uses the ecological framework as a heuristic tool to organize the existing research base into an intelligible whole. Whereas other theorists present the framework as a way to think about violence, few have attempted to establish what factors emerge as predictive of abuse at each level of the social ecology. Second, this article integrates results from international and cross-cultural research together with findings from North American social science. And finally, the framework draws from findings related to all types of physical and sexual abuse of women to encourage a more integrated approach to theory building regarding gender-based abuse.

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          Journal
          Violence Against Women
          Violence against women
          SAGE Publications
          1077-8012
          1077-8012
          Jun 1998
          : 4
          : 3
          Article
          10.1177/1077801298004003002
          12296014
          3ee1d186-103d-44f6-bea6-f1de1ba5fc84
          History

          Behavior,Culture,Gender Issues,Gender Relations,Literature Review,Theoretical Studies,Violence--women,Women

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