Lesbian intimate partner violence and perceived social support

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https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-4327e3206

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Violence, Social networks, Homosexuality, Violence against women

Abstract

Violence between intimate partners is recurrent in the daily lives of many Brazilian women, but its characteristics are little studied in same-sex relationships. This article aims to characterize the manifestation of violence in homosexual relationships among women based on its typology and frequency and to analyze the possible associations between violence and social support. The sample consisted of 634 Brazilian lesbians adults aged 18 to 58 years who answered three online instruments: Brazil Socioeconomic Classification Criteria, Conflict Tactics Scales (Brief version), and Perception of Social Support Scale. Based on latent class analysis, we identified four significantly different classes in terms of patterns of violence suffered and perceived social support. The findings reinforce the finding that relationship between violence between partners and social support is a heterogeneous phenomenon, in which the variables are not always directly associated.

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Author Biographies

Letícia Yuki de Araujo Furukawa, Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Master’s candidate of the Postgraduate Program in Psychology at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos-SP, Brazil.

Alex Sandro Gomes Pessoa, Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Professor of the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos-SP, Brazil.

André Vilela Komatsu, Universidade de São Paulo

Professor of the Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

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2022-06-03

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Furukawa, L. Y. de A., Pessoa, A. S. G., & Komatsu, A. V. (2022). Lesbian intimate partner violence and perceived social support. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 32, e3206. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-4327e3206

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Psychological Evaluation