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Psychosocial Intervention

On-line version ISSN 2173-4712Print version ISSN 1132-0559


VARGAS, Viviana; LILA, Marisol  and  CATALA-MINANA, Alba. Do cultural differences influence batterer intervention program outcomes?: a study with Spanish and Latin American offenders. Psychosocial Intervention [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.1, pp.41-47. ISSN 2173-4712.

This study analyzed, first, if there were any differences in attitudes towards partner violence (i.e., perceived severity, victim blaming, and acceptability), responsibility attributions, sexism, and risk of recidivism between Latin American immigrants and Spanish offenders convicted of intimate-partner violence at the beginning of a batterer intervention program. Second, differences in the batterer intervention program outcomes between Spanish and Latin American offenders were explored. The sample consisted of 278 batterers (211 Spanish and 67 Latin American) who participated in a community-based batterer intervention program. Results showed significant differences between Spanish and Latin American offenders in perceived severity, victim blaming, violence against women acceptability, and benevolent sexism. Regarding batterer intervention program outcomes, results showed that despite initial differences between Spanish and Latin American offenders, both groups benefit equally from the intervention.

Keywords : Attitudes towards violence against women; Attribution of responsibility; Latin American immigrants; Batterer intervention programs; Risk of recidivism; Sexism.

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