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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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MENDEZ SANCHEZ, MARÍA DEL PILAR  and  GARCIA MENDEZ, MIRNA. The Relationship Between Strategies for Conflict Management and the Perception of Situational Violence in Couples. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.1, pp.99-111. ISSN 0121-5469.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rcp.v24n1.41439.

The objective of this study was to determine whether conflict management strategies influence situational violence in couples. The Conflict Management Strategies Scale and the Violence in Couples Scale were used with a sample of 342 participants. Results indicated that men show greater affection, time, and accommodation than women in cases of conflict; whereas women perceived greater physical and economic violence, as well as more intimidation and humiliation/devaluation. An structural equation model for data analysis showed that violence was predicted by the conflict management dimensions of avoidance, time, affection, accommodation, and reflection/communication.

Keywords : situational violence; conflict; couples; avoidance; structural models.

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