Gender, sexuality and violence: perception of mobilized adolescents in an online game

Rev Bras Enferm. 2018;71(suppl 1):607-614. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0561.
[Article in English, Portuguese]


Objective: To identify and analyze the perception of high school students about violence in intimacy relations in adolescence, in the light of the category Gender.

Method: A qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study, based on the comments of 27 adolescents participating in the online game, Papo Reto. The discourses were submitted to the analysis of thematic content and discussed in the light of the category Gender.

Results: Adolescents naturalize violence in their relationships of intimacy, but when they recognize it, they react in several ways: with aggressions, dialoguing with the partner or seeking support from third parties.

Final considerations: There were discordant perceptions regarding the phenomenon, most of which reiterated gender stereotypes. However, they reveal attitudes favorable to overcoming mainly related to the attainment of autonomy.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Exposure to Violence / psychology*
  • Exposure to Violence / trends
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Perception*
  • Qualitative Research
  • Schools / statistics & numerical data
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology*
  • Students / psychology*
  • Video Games / psychology*