Intervention in gender violence in couples: The role of institutional resources

Roberta De Alencar-Rodrigues, Leonor María Cantera

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    Abstract

    The participants in this exploratory qualitative research were 14 Latin American immigrant women, older than 18 years old, who suffered from violence in a heterosexual relationship. The qualitative data was gathered through semi-structured interviews focused on the interviewee's perspectives about the role that institutional resources played concerning the ceasing or reduction of gender violence experienced in couples. The interviews were analyzed according to the grounded theory approach. Findings provide qualitative evidence about external factors that contribute and impede the cessation or reduction of partner violence. Empirical knowledge has practical implications, showing that the reduction or end of such problems does not depend only on individual factors, but on the interaction of resources at the individual, social and institutional levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-100
    JournalAthenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social
    Volume13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2013

    Keywords

    • Gender violence in Couples
    • Immigrant women
    • Psychosocial intervention

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