L'insécurité liée à la victimisation criminelle chez les femmes âgées modélisation qualitative et mise en parallèle avec un modèle théorique quantitatif
Date de publication2008
Between 27% and 43% of the elderly express different forms of worry about victimization (WAV) (or fear of crime) in Canada (Beaulieu and al., 2003). According to Ferraro (1995), beside age, gender is an important predictor of fear of crime; women reporting the highest levels of perceived risk, constrained behaviours and fear. This study aims (1) to develop a WAV model from seventeen interviews with elderly women, and (2) to establish parallels between this qualitative model and the WAV quantitative model proposed by L'Espérance and al. (2006). Significant results (from grounded theory analysis) show many links between the three dimensions of worry about criminal victimization (emotional, cognitive, behavioural), and expose a series of influential factors associated to the concept. A few similitudes, but yet many significant differences, are found between the qualitative and the quantitative models. These results contribute to illustrate the nuances in information gained through inductive and hypothetico-deductive processes.