Dating Victimization Among Chilean University Students: Gender Roles and Christian Spirituality
Beatriz Pérez Sánchez
Núcleo Científico Tecnológico en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades. Universidad de La Frontera, Francisco Salazar 1145, Temuco Chile
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0180-808X
Diego Adolfo Fernando Rosas Wellmann
Magíster en Psicología Jurídica Forense. Universidad de La Frontera, Francisco Salazar 1145, Temuco, Chile.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8098-7316
Javier Rodríguez-Díaz
Departamento de Psicología. Universidad de Oviedo. Plaza Feijoo s/n. Oviedo, Spain.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5899-439X
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Keywords

dating violence
perception of abuse
gender roles
religion
Christian spirituality

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Pérez Sánchez, B., Rosas Wellmann, D. A., & Rodríguez-Díaz, J. (2020). Dating Victimization Among Chilean University Students: Gender Roles and Christian Spirituality. International Journal of Psychological Research, 13(2), 25-35. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.4844
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Abstract

This correlational-multivariate, cross-sectional quantitative study differentially determined by sex the prevalence of dating victimization by violence, the self-perception of victimization, and the attempt to ask for help to end a problematic relationship, as well as analyzing the explanatory weight of the attitudes to gender roles and Christian spirituality on these variables. The study sample, non-probabilistic and by convenience, was comprised of 759 Chilean university students. 63.9% were women and the average age was 20.5 years (SD=1.69). Men report suffering more physical violence and violence by coercion, and women have more tools to perceive their situation of victimization and to ask for help. Transcendent attitudes are a protective factor, stereotypes a risk factor, and the influence of religion is paradoxical. However, the explanatory power of these variables is low. In conclusion, dating violence is a problem present in the study sample, with the experience of victimization being different for men and women.

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