Organizational Perceptions of Women's Vulnerability to Violence in the Wake of Disaster

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Women as a group hold little power in the social system which increases women's vulnerability to domestic violence. According to Merton (1970), social problems may be revealed through the disaster recovery process. A coraHunity1s organizational response to social problems such as wife abuse depends upon organizational members' perceptions. The data suggest that organizational perceptions of domestic violence largely depend upon the setting or environment in which an organization exists and operates. A second factor that greatly determines an organization's perception of domestic violence after disaster is organizational type. Organizations which provide services to domestic violence victims pre-disaster are more likely ... continued below

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Wilson, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lyn) August 1995.

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Women as a group hold little power in the social system which increases women's vulnerability to domestic violence. According to Merton (1970), social problems may be revealed through the disaster recovery process. A coraHunity1s organizational response to social problems such as wife abuse depends upon organizational members' perceptions. The data suggest that organizational perceptions of domestic violence largely depend upon the setting or environment in which an organization exists and operates. A second factor that greatly determines an organization's perception of domestic violence after disaster is organizational type. Organizations which provide services to domestic violence victims pre-disaster are more likely to perceive domestic violence following disaster than organizations which do not provide domestic violence related services prior to disaster.

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Wilson, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lyn). Organizational Perceptions of Women's Vulnerability to Violence in the Wake of Disaster, thesis, August 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277959/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .