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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)