versão ISSN 1983-3482
OLIVEIRA, Carmem Aristimunha de; CARISSIMI, Alicia e OLIVEIRA, Evelyn Darling Lima de. "The love I had from you was made of glass and it is now broken": An analysis of the psychological and self-image aspects of women victimized. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2010, vol.3, n.1, pp. 10-17. ISSN 1983-3482.
The following study has the purpose of identifying the differences among psychological characteristics, as well as the self-image of young and middle-age adults women who suffer physical violence practiced by their partners. To achieve this result, it was utilized a semi-structured interview and the test of the human figure by Campos (2000), to improve the understanding about self-image issues. Data analysis was followed by lif ing the instrument and the content analysis proposed by Erickson (1986). It can be observed that the experience of physical violence by these women is differently noticed in each group, leaving several marks that point the body as a signalman, bringing great moral suffering, which significantly undermines the woman's psychosocial life
Palavras-chave : physical violence; woman; self-image.