Estudo sobre a violência entre parceiros íntimos LGB
: impacto da homofobia internalizada

  • Bruna Fernandes Fonseca (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


With the general objective of exploring the relationship between the impact of internalized homophobia on violence between LGB intimate partners in young adults and adults, was studied sample of 150 subjects, aged between 18 and 66 years. The majority of participants showed an assumed sexual orientation and were gay (n = 76, 50.7%). The instruments to analyze the main variables were the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales and the Internalized Homophobia Scale. The results obtained demonstrate an influence of the internal perception of stigma on physical abuse without sequelae, which indicates that the participants who most perpetuate acts of physical violence are those who present more internalization of homophobia. Also, some results that proved to be innovative, showed that individuals who are bisexual men, who are older and more educated, are those who most perpetuate and are victims of violence. In turn, individuals with more schooling and whose marital status is the categoryof “colored friends” are the ones who internalize homophobia more. The results were discussed based on the theoretical framework and concluded considering the implications for psychological practice in this problem.
Date of Award28 Nov 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorÂngela Azevedo (Supervisor)


  • Violence
  • LGB intimate partners
  • Internalized homophobia
  • Young adults and adults
  • Perpetuation
  • Victimization


  • Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde

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