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SILVA, Karla Costa et al. Social representations of dating violence elaborated by adolescents. Pensando fam. [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.1, pp. 160-174. ISSN 1679-494X.

This study aimed to apprehend the Social Representations (SR) of dating violence (DV) by adolescents. It is a mixed study, qualitative and quantitative, of a descriptive and exploratory character; it had the participation of 30 adolescents, aged between 14 and 18 (M = 15,66; SD = 1.29), prominently males (53.3%). For data collection, it was utilized a socio-demographic questionnaire and semi-structured interviews, and their answers were submitted to the Descending Hierarchical Classification (DHC) and a Similarity Analysis (SA), carried out by the IRaMuTeQ software. These analyses pointed towards a multifaceted comprehension of DV by this study’s social actors; the teenagers conceptualized DV, its modalities, and consequences; which, by the way, require the importance of social support to the ones involved. It is expected that this study allows further theoretical-conceptual developments on DV among adolescents, as well as help to plan interventional practices aimed towards this specific population.

Keywords : Adolescents; Dating violence; Social representations.

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