Vitimação secundária em vítimas de violência sexual
: perspetivas de estudantes de psicologia

  • Francisca Maria Ribeiro Oliveira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present study is integrated in the International project Financed by the European Commission SeRV - Services and Rights for Victims of Crime - (JUST-AG-2018/JUST-JACCAG-2018) through the analysis of their knowledge of its impacts on victims of sexual violence. Frequently, these victims describe traumatic experiences in the contact with the system of support, namely the police authorities, health care systems and justice system, putting them in an even more vulnerable position and intensifying their trauma. Considering that psychology students will be the future professionals in the assistance of victims, it’s of utmost importance to analyse the extent of their knowledge regarding this matter, in order to avoid them qualifying as factors of secondary victimization to the victims. It was adopted the qualitative methodology, were held 12 interviews using a semistructured script and subsequently carried out a thematic analysis of the content. The students revealed to have knowledge regarding the adequate and inadequate approach to the victims. Conversely, revealed a lack of awareness regarding the theoretical concept and its psychological impact.
Date of Award12 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorCatarina Ribeiro (Supervisor)


  • Secondary victimization
  • Psychology students
  • Theoretical knowledge
  • Psychological impact


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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