Optimistic bias on the front line: Emergency medical personnel and domestic violence screening

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Abstract

Emergency medical personnel represent the front lines of domestic violence screening. Optimistic bias regarding their perceived ability to identify and help a domestic violence victim better than others, may spur stronger self-efficacy among emergency medical personnel, thus resulting in better screening rates and increased interventions for victims. The results of a survey of 587 emergency medical personnel indicates that they are optimistic about their ability to identify and assist domestic violence victims. Optimistic bias is best predicted by self-efficacy and accurate knowledge of domestic violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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