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Escritos de Psicología (Internet)

On-line version ISSN 1989-3809Print version ISSN 1138-2635

Abstract

ARANDA LOPEZ, María; MONTES-BERGES, Beatriz; CASTILLO-MAYEN, María-Rosario  and  HIGUERAS, Miguel. Perception of secondary victimization in gender violence. Escritos de Psicología [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.2, pp.11-18. ISSN 1989-3809.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5231/psy.writ.2014.1502.

Gender violence is a complex phenomenon that does not end with the removal of the abuser, as the abused person can experience secondary victimization. This study examined this process in a sample of 38 battered women. A multicausal approach was used to assess satisfaction with health system, the police, and the judiciary. The study also assessed the role of two variables that have remained unaddressed: family support and perceived danger. The results indicate that dissatisfaction with judicial treatment and legal action plays a key role in the perception of secondary victimization. It was also found that women who perceive less risk value the judicial system more because they do not need the system to take protective measures or other measures for them. Moreover, women who receive family support are more satisfied with the police system.

Keywords : Gender Violence; Secondary Victimization; Perception of Danger; Family Support.

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