Explorations of Kelantanese women's experiences of crime victimisation and their perceptions on post-crime healthcare needs

Azalee, Mastura (2017) Explorations of Kelantanese women's experiences of crime victimisation and their perceptions on post-crime healthcare needs. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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The aims of this thesis are to examine experiences of crime victims and post crime health care needs among women in Kelantan. In was a mixed method study, conducted in two phases adopting cross-sectional quantitative survey and qualitative interviews. The respondents for the quantitative phase were selected from female population in Kelantan who experienced either property, violent, or other types of crime victimisation within the last 12 months. Respondents filled in survey forms that indicated their personalities according to the Big Five personality, acute stress reactions (ASR), general health status within one year after the crime victimisation, and their perception of the needs of crime victims while visiting health care setting. There were N=102 random participation in the quantitative phase. The results suggested that there were no relationship between personality traits and the types of crime victimisation. Marital status and employment status showed a significant association, p< 0.05 with types of crime. In regards to personality traits and ASR, only Neuroticism trait showed a significant correlation, r = -0.268, p< 0.05. Social functioning and pain were significantly associated at the p < .001 level to all of domains in the ASR. The second phase involved interviews of six crime victims who visited hospitals or clinics due to their crime victimisation. Themes explored including the impact of crime, experience of crime victims in healthcare institutions, the needsof crime victims, and the need for specialty in managing crime victims in Malaysia. As a conclusion, this study has provided an understanding on the characteristics ofcrime victims, impacts of crime on health, and crime victims' needs in health care settings. These findings emphasize the need for further research in crime victimisation issues, which in return would benefit the area of crime prevention and crime victims' case management in health care settings.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crime victims
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Hadi Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 07:24
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 05:24
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/43058

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