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Citation

Vazquez F, Torres A, Otero P, Blanco V, López M. Psicothema 2010; 22(2): 196-201.

Vernacular Title

Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de la violencia contra la mujer en estudiantes

Affiliation

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2010, Departamento de Psicología de la Universidad de Oviedo, Publisher Colegio Oficial de Psicológicas de Asturias)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

20423621

Abstract

The prevalence of violence against women and the associated risk factors were determined among Spanish female university students using a stratified random sample of 1043 women (mean age 22.2 years). Demographic, academic and abuse-related information was collected in interviews with female psychologists. The lifetime prevalence of violence was 15.2%; in 41.5% of these cases the abuser had been the woman's boyfriend or husband, in 50.9% some other male, and in 7.6% abuse by both sources had been experienced. Past-year prevalence was 7.1%. The risk factors identified were age > 19 years, annual family income > ? 18,000, medium family cultural level, urban family residence, and childhood or adolescent experience of witnessing abuse. It is concluded that awareness campaigns should be carried out to forestall violence against women targeting female university students, and that counselling services should be established to aid those who have already suffered such violence.


Language: es

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