In Hungary the concept of the domestic violence means the abuse of women and children. While the definition and the interpretation of the concept is discussed between the representatives of the feminists and child protection aspect and the other abused members of the family system – older people, men – are given a little attention. In our study we report the results of the researches carried out in the circle of the abused men. Based on our data we submit that the general assumption is not sustainable because the spiritual, psychological violence is primarly the weapon of the abusive women, while physical violence is uncharacteristic for them: one-fourth of the respondents (throwing objects) and one-third of them (fights, bites or scratches) reported about physical violence within a partner relationship (between the insulted people of the two categories the overlap is 90%).
Key words: violence, battered men, abuser, victim, aggresion
Tytuł: Results of Hungarian battered men research
Autorzy: Hüse Lajos, Barnucz Nóra, Konyáriné Ménesi Tünde, Fónai Mihály