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Psychological values as protective factors against sexist attitudes in preadolescents.
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PMID:  23336541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Background: Sexist attitudes are one of the factors that justify domestic violence. Positive psychology can provide keys to prevent sexist violence at an early age. Psychological values are a group of psychological strengths in a person's development. They provide important clues for the prevention of gender-based violence. Method: This study presents an assessment of two groups of variables, sexist attitudes and beliefs and psychological values, in a sample of 449 (213 boys and 236 girls) preadolescents from various schools (mean age: 12). We analyze the relationship between these variables. We used the Values in Action Inventory (VIA-Y), the Questionnaire of Attitudes towards Diversity and Violence (CADV) and the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI). Results: The results show that sexism variables are related to each other and negatively to the psychological values in boys and girls. Conclusions: We discuss the importance of prevention programs being appropriately developed and, probably, different programs for each sex.
Authors:
Marta Ferragut; María J Blanca; Margarita Ortiz-Tallo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psicothema     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1886-144X     ISO Abbreviation:  Psicothema     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189384     Medline TA:  Psicothema     Country:  Spain    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Universidad de Málaga.
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