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Acta de investigación psicológica

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JAEN-CORTES, Claudia Ivethe; RIVERA-ARAGON, Sofía; REIDL-MARTINEZ, Lucy María  y  GARCIA-MENDEZ, Mirna. Violence in teenage mexican couples through electronic/social media. Acta de investigación psicol [online]. 2017, vol.7, n.1, pp.2593-2605. ISSN 2007-4719.

The aim of this study was to get the psychometric characteristics for the Social/Electronic Media Violence in Couples Scale (EVIME for its initials in Spanish) in Mexican teenagers. There were 878 participants, men and women with ages ranging between 12 and 19 years old (M = 16.58; SD = 1.36). This scale is composed by 32 items grouped into 5 factors with 4 Likert-type answer options. The construct validity was obtained through a factorial analysis of principal components with an orthogonal rotation (varimax) which account for the 57.7% of the variance (KMO test = .93, P = .00). The total internal consistency has a Cronbach’s alpha of α = .94.

Violence prevalence in a probabilistic simple of 1,278 teenagers for each dimension are: control, intrusive monitoring and cybernetic vigilance = 44.3%; verbal aggression = 15.5%; sexual aggression = 11.9%; sexual coercion = 7.7% and humiliation = 6.1%. Violence in couples through social/electronic media is a social and public health growing problem with specific characteristics due to all the variety of technological tools teenagers use to interact with their couple.

Palabras llave : Information and communications technology; Puberty; Romantic relationships; Measurement; Aggression.

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