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GONZALEZ SALA, Francisco  and  MORA VALERO, Belén. Characteristics of gender violence at the University of Valencia. Escritos de Psicología [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.2, pp.36-43. ISSN 1989-3809.

The present study attempted to determine the prevalence of gender-based violence at the University of Valencia, the victim profile, resources, and beliefs about violence in the university community. The sample consisted of 3404 participants from the research and teaching staff, the administration and services personnel, and students. The results suggest an incidence of gender violence of 20.03%. The victim profile is a women student who is childless, at a perceived slight or moderate risk, who does not go to the police, but who experiences psychological repercussions from gender violence. In total, 86.99% of participants believe that the university has a gender violence service available and that action protocols and prevention programs have been implemented. Between 25% and 40% do not consider controlling behaviour and psychological abuse to constitute domestic violence. Gender violence prevention programs should be implemented.

Keywords : Gender violence; University; Beliefs; Resources.

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