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CIENFUEGOS MARTINEZ, Yessica Ivet. Measurement of Intimate Partner Violence in Psychology.Translated byJavier Villatoro Martínez. Culturales [online]. 2021, vol.9, e544.  Epub Feb 16, 2022. ISSN 2448-539X.

In psychology, assessing with self-report scales is a central issue. To use them properly they must have certain characteristics of validity and reliability, however, this does not guarantee that they are interpreted without prejudice or common sense, biased, as in the case of the assessment of intimate partner violence (IPV), to blame or revictimize the female victims. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate some of the problems generated by analyzing IPV in a decontextualized way. Some situations of violence described by Mexican men and women from different groups of origin with similar IPV scores are analyzed. The violence reported by men and women is diverse, permeated by gender issues. A gender perspective analysis is proposed to avoid revictimization processes while assessing these phenomena.

Keywords : Measurement; violence; partner.

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