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Perceptions and experiences of intrusive behaviour and stalking: Comparing LGBTIQ and heterosexual groups

Sheridan, L.; Scott, A.J. and Campbell, A.M.. 2016. Perceptions and experiences of intrusive behaviour and stalking: Comparing LGBTIQ and heterosexual groups. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The present research employed a mixed-methods approach and quasi-experimental design to examine perceptions and experiences of intrusive behavior (comprising 47 individual intrusive activities) within individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer (LGBTIQ) with a matched (in terms of age, sex, and income) sample of individuals identifying as heterosexual (N = 214). Despite only minor differences between the LGBTIQ and heterosexual groups concerning perceptions of the acceptability of intrusive behavior, the LGBTIQ group was more likely to report experiencing a range of individual intrusive activities and to report experiencing stalking victimization (self-reported rates of 35.5% vs. 15.0%). Participant sex and personal experience of being stalked were minimally associated with perceptions of the acceptability of intrusive behavior. Sexual orientation significantly predicted whether a person had experienced stalking victimization, whereas participant sex did not. The qualitative analysis revealed that the two groups shared some experiences of intrusive behavior, whereas others represented a unique subset of intrusions that related to sexual orientation.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516651313

Keywords:

stalking, GLBT, community violence

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
29 April 2016Accepted
27 May 2016Published Online

Item ID:

20437

Date Deposited:

18 May 2017 09:47

Last Modified:

11 Jul 2018 16:04

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20437

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