Psychological violence within a partner relationship and alcohol abuse of Portuguese women: the mediating role of resilience

Bárbara Fernandes, Paulo C. Dias*, Sílvia Lopes

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Abstract

In this study, we explored how psychological violence within a partner relationship relates to resilience and alcohol abuse of Portuguese women, particularly, testing the mediating role of resilience. A cross-sectional sample of 464 Portuguese women with a partner relationship was screened for psychological violence, alcohol abuse, and resilience. Results showed differences in terms of age, marital status, and current employment situation. Psychological violence was negatively related to resilience and positively related to alcohol consumption. Resilience also showed a negative relationship with alcohol consumption. A partial mediation was found between psychological violence and alcohol consumption through resilience, supporting the crucial role of resilience to break the negative “chain” between psychological violence and alcohol consumption.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Family Journal
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • alcohol consumption
  • mediation
  • psychological violence
  • resilience

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