Violência pelo parceiro íntimo
: relação entre estilos parentais, perda de recursos e bem-estar subjetivo

  • Bárbara Sofia Ferraz dos Anjos (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Introduction: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem, affecting several vital areas of the victim, which may consequently cause harm in terms of parental styles, loss of resources and subjective well-being. Objective: To analyze the relationship between parental styles, loss of resources and subjective well-being in victims of IPV and to study the differences between female victims and nonvictims in the psychosocial variables under study. Methodology: 121 women participated, 41 victims of IPV and 80 non-victims, by completing self-report instruments: a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales, Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire, Resource Conservation Questionnaire and the scale of personal well-being. Results: Differences were found between victims and non-victims in terms of loss of resources, namely in the specific dimensions of domestic stress, work stress and social stress, with higher values always observed in female victims; parental styles, namely democratic and authoritarian parental styles, both of which have higher values in female victims; and subjective well-being, which is higher in women who are not victims of IPV. There was a positive and significant relationship between maladapted parenting styles, IPV and loss of resources and a positive and significant relationship was found between adjusted parenting styles and subjective well-being. It was also found that IPV and loss of resources are positive predictors of maladjusted parenting styles and subjective well-being is a positive predictor of adjusted parenting styles. Conclusion: The results confirm the importance of intervening with victims of IPV, promoting adjustment in parental styles, improving subjective well-being and loss of resources, contributing to knowledge of the variables involved during the course of the study.
Date of Award25 Jan 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorEleonora C. V. Costa (Supervisor)


  • Intimate partner violence
  • Parenting styles
  • Loss of resources
  • Subjective well-being


  • Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde

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