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Introduction: the prevalence and probability of being a risk alcohol consumer changes in relation to certain sociodemographic variables, for instance: sex, living in an urban or rural context, and belonging to an indigenous ethnic group. In addition, there is evidence that alcohol consumption is a trigger for general aggression and sexual disinhibition in young people. It is relevant, then, to carry out a study on alcohol consumption in this age group.
Objective: to determine the amount of alcohol consumption and the amount of dating violence, as well as the correlation between both elements in university students belonging to native people.
Method: quantitative, correlational, cross-sectional study. 477 students from the Intercultural University of the State of Puebla participated: 76.3% women and 23.7% men.
Results: the correlation between alcohol consumption and dating violence was significant; however, the correlation between alcohol consumption and cyberbullying, harassment, surveillance and domination was low.
Discussion and conclusions: it is confirmed that there is a correlation between alcohol consumption and dating violence. It is also concluded that other variables, such as parenting styles and economic factors potentiate dating violence related with the socio-culture of university students can be added.
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