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Psykhe (Santiago)

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GALDAMES, Susan  y  ARON, Ana María. Elaboration of a Children's Scale That Measures Beliefs Which Legitimize Violence. Psykhe [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.1, pp. 15-25. ISSN 0718-2228.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22282007000100002.

This article presents the development of a scale, designed for children, which measures beliefs that legitimate interpersonal violence. The scale shows adequate reliability and shows evidence of a multidimensional construct, constituted by different ways to legitimize violence. Results suggest an association of this beliefs system with violent relational contexts, school culture and gender socialization. The scale is proposed as a tool for investigation of underlying mechanisms that perpetuate violence in our communities.

Palabras clave : beliefs; legitimacy; violence.

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