A study by the universities of Valencia (UV) and the Catholic University of Valencia finds that the harassment and the response it provokes is different among high school students depending on gender. It concludes that school bullying is not cross-cutting and that the reaction as a witness to the aggression is different: girls tend to seek outside help and boys either get involved at the time or do not act.
In a study carried out over seven years, University of Valencia researcher Gabriela Moriana, who is also the director of the University Institute for Women’s Studies (IUED), has compiled the experiences of gender violence of female and male students and their definition. This seldom coincides with that included in the Spanish Organic Law of 2004 on Comprehensive Protection Measures against Gender Violence.
Research directed by lecturers Generós Ortet and Manuel Ignacio Ibáñez, from the Department of Basic and Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology of the Universitat Jaume I, has concluded that a large part of the depressive symptoms shown by teenagers and young adults have their origin in the neuroticism/emotional stability dimension. The study has evaluated the personality variables and other types of psychological or social variables «and how they impact the person, making them more vulnerable to the development of common problems in adolescence», explains Ibáñez. Read More
A study by the University of Valencia (UV) shows the little representation that female doctors and nurses have had in cartoons on COVID-19 which depicted people from the health field. The work, carried out by Martí Domínguez and Lucía Sapiña, from the research group Two Cultures Observatory of the academic institution, also highlights the stereotypical interpretation of the medical and nursing profession.
The School of Engineering of the University of Valencia (ETSE-UV) led a study of four European scientific institutions which verified that during the first wave of COVID-19, women around the world saw their research diminished, especially in the 25 to 45 age group. Published today, Wednesday, in journal Plos ONE, the largest study to date on scientific productivity analysed 2,329 journals on the Elsevier platform, with more than four and a half million articles from more than five million researchers.
The work points to the importance of adopting structural policy regulations and dynamic psychosocial measures for children. The results link the risk of poverty and social exclusion with behavioural problems, aggression, anxiety or depression. Read More
Department of Communication and Social Psychology researchers Araceli Castelló-Martínez and Victoria Tur-Viñes analysed 304 YouTube videos. Read More
Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellón have found that emotional intelligence played a significant role in the impact of the stress generated by the pandemic on work performance. Specifically, the study shows that those with greater emotional intelligence have been able to minimise the influence of the epidemiological situation and have shown better levels of job performance and less counterproductive work behaviours. Read More
The study, carried out by researchers Lorena Cano (University of Valencia) and María Díez and Cristina Renedo (University of Valladolid), all from the Mediaflows research group, concludes that disinformation was a continuous element during the April 2019 electoral campaign on various channels and groups of VOX political party supporters on Telegram. The research, published in the Miguel Hernández Communication Journal, also highlights that the topics preferred by VOX followers to misinform were related to issues such as abortion, immigration or guns.