A differential phenomenology of stalking: Using latent class analysis to identify different types of stalking victimization

Helmut Hirtenlehner, Barbara Starzer, Christoph Weber

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Abstract

Stalking is a complex social phenomenon which can take on many different forms. In this article, efforts are made to reduce the multiplicity of heterogeneous patterns of stalking victimization to a small number of distinct victimization profiles. Based on a survey of Austrian stalking victims, a typology of stalking profiles is developed that reflects the different phenotypes of stalking victimization in terms of the behavioural components of the incidents. A latent class analysis identifies four types of stalking victimization that differ significantly in their determinants and their impact on the victim's well-being and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-227
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Review of Victimology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • latent class analysis
  • obsessive pursuit and harassment
  • stalking
  • typology

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