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Temas em Psicologia

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ANA MARIA R.  and  CARIDADE, Sónia Maria Martins. Violence in intimate relationship between same sex partners: prevalence study. Temas psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.3, pp. 1341-1356. ISSN 1413-389X.

This study aimed to characterize the prevalence of violence in intimate relationships between same-sex partners in Portugal using the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales. The study included 168 participants, mainly women (76.2%), who were between 18 and 35 years of age with an average age of 22.5 (SD = 3.79). In terms of perpetration, the results showed higher rates for psychological aggression (70.2% mild and 29.8% severe), physical abuse that leaves no sequelae (26.8% mild and 9.5% severe) and mild sexual coercion (28%).Regarding victimization, a high rate of minor psychological aggression (69.2%) was also found. The men admitted to adopting more behaviours related to both minor and severe sexual coercion. A positive and significant relationship was found between the duration of an intimate relationship and victimization by minor psychological aggression. These results suggest the need to develop specific support interventions for different types of victims, as well as the need to implement more prevention efforts tailored to different situations.

Keywords : Violence; intimate relationships; same-sex partners; prevalence.

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