A painted image depicting a woman with a small child in her arms.

Welfare and quality of life have long been studied by looking at different economic and social indicators, such as working conditions, social networks, housing, leisure habits and health.

Today, most researchers agree that people’s experience of quality of life can be defined partly as life satisfaction, partly as emotional well-being. People’s health, in particular people’s mental health, financial resources, social relations, and leisure activities are all important factors for how quality of life is perceived.

The aim with this part of the project is to understand the significance of risk management according to the RISKSAM model for the quality of life for the victims. The victims include both adults that have experienced intimate partner violence or stalking and their children who have witnessed it.

The study includes a questionnaire about life satisfaction and interviews people that have experienced intimate partner violence or stalking. To include the children’s perspective, children aged 13-17, whose parent has experienced intimate partner violence will also be interviewed.

The interviewees will also be asked to fill in a form with questions about life satisfaction, post-traumatic stress, social support, perceived fear, and perceived violence.

Åsa Källström
Anna–Karin Larsson
Susanne Strand
Martina Vikander