Nader Ale Ebrahim deposited A Research on Violence against women: Are the trends growing? on Humanities Commons 10 months, 1 week ago
Background and Objective: Violence against women is a global public health problem. Although there has been much research done on violence against women, there are few studies that provide the current scientific production.
Method: In this study, bibliometric analysis has been used to evaluate the 1984 documents from 1986 to 2020 based on the Scopus database. These documents were analyzed quantitatively by the Bibliometric R Package and the VOSviewer software. In addition, the 20 top-cited papers were analyzed qualitatively.
Results: The research findings show that the United States is a leader in this field with the most highly cited articles and also the greatest number of publications followed by the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. A total of 1984 documents were collected from the Scopus database and were analyzed in the Bibliometric R Research Package and the VOSviewer software. The results demonstrated that the average citations per year for each document were 23.39% and the annual scientific production growth rate was 16.86%. The keywords analysis indicates that most articles focus on “sexual violence,” “sexual assault,” “intimate partner violence,” “violence against women,” “sexual abuse,” “domestic violence,” “child sexual abuse,” “prevention,” and “rape.” Sources such as the “Journal of Interpersonal Violence,” “Journal of Violence Against Woman,” “Journal of Violence and Victims,” “Psychology of Women Quarterly,” “Journal of Adolescent Health,” “Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,” “American Journal of Public Health,” “Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,” and “American Journal of Public Health,” and “The Lancet” are the top most productive in this field.
Conclusion: Examining the articles showed that the vast majority of women have experienced verbal, sexual, intimate partner violence, cyber harassment, and so on.