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SIERRA, Juan Carlos et al. Factors Associated with the Intimate Partner Violence and their Complaint in a Sample of Women. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.1, pp.37-46. ISSN 1657-9267.

Some factors associated with intimate partner violence and their complaint among women is here examined. Psychopathological symptoms, sexist attitudes and some sociodemographic variables were assessed in a sample of 900 women (300 women who reported partner abuse, 300 women who never reported partner abuse and 300 women in the general population). The age range was from 18 to 72 years old. The abuse suffered by women within marriage is associated with psychopatological symptoms and sexist attitudes. The women's decision to report partner abuse depends on both the intensity of the abuse and women's values as more liberal and less conformed by traditional gender standards.

Keywords : intimate partner violence; complaint; psychopatological symptoms; sexist attitudes; sociodemographic variables; family violence; social psychology; psychopatology.

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