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SANTOS, Karine Brito dos  and  MURTA, Sheila Giardini. Peers as agents of dating violence prevention: feasibility analysis of an intervention. Temas psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.3, pp.631-646. ISSN 1413-389X.

The present study examined feasibility evidence of a peer-based intervention in preventing dating violence by monitoring process indicators during the implementation phase of pilot studies. Two pilot studies were carried out in cities from different Brazilian regions with the participation of 25 high schoolers. Quantitative and qualitative measurements were used and this data was explored, respectively, by frequency count and content analysis. The study identified, on the one hand, evidence supporting the intervention, with good indicators of satisfaction and participant involvement, but on the other hand, contextual barriers that hampered recruitment, restricted the reach of the intervention, prevented the delivery of the number of planned sessions, and created roadblocks to the participants' adherence. In spite of such barriers, monitored process indicators testify in favor of the acceptability of the intervention if integrated into the school curriculum and changed its format to make it shorter.

Keywords : Prevention; dating violence; feasibility study; peer education.

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