Esteban Eugenio Esquivel Santoveña

Esteban Eugenio Esquivel Santoveña

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Exploring Intimate Partner Violence in International Dating Samples

Supervisor: Dr Louise Dixon

I am interested in how attitudes and other salient risk factors of partner violence impact in young dating relationships. I am specifically investigating how certain mental health correlates (such as depression, PTSD, psychological flooding, etc.) and other proximal variables (attitudes about aggression, dyadic adjustment, jealousy, etc.) relate to different types of aggressive and/or controlling behaviour in men and women.


BSc in Psychology-Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México


Esteban has a BSC in Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. He worked one year as a research assistant in a project (“Clinical Psychology of the Vital Cycle”) investigating different health aspects related to individual and family life of users of healthcare services with Patricia Balcázar Nava and Gloria Margarita Gurrola. A thesis sharing a mental health profile of healthcare users in the State of México was a product of such work.

Thesis: Obtención del Perfil de Salud Mental de trabajadores derechohabientes del ISSEMyM mediante una Escala de Salud Mental para Adultos en la Ciudad de Toluca, Edo. De México (Mental Health Profile of Healthcare users by means of a Mental Health Screening Scale for Adults in Toluca, Edo. De México)


Risk factors associated to different types of perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Attitudes of men and women toward IPV.

Other activities

Member of the International Family Aggression Society (IFAS)


Esquivel-Santoveña, E. E., & Dixon, L.(submitted). Investigating the true rate of physical intimate partner violence: A review of nationally representative surveys. Aggression and Violent Behaviour

Balcázar Nava,P., Gurrola Peña, G. M., Bonilla Muñoz, M. P., Colín Garatachía, H. G., & Esquivel Santoveña, E. E. (2008). Estilo de vida en personas adultas con Diabetes Mellitus 2 (Lifestyle in adults with Type 2 Diabetes). "Revista Científica Electrónica de Psicología(Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo)", 6, 145-158. URL:

Investigating rates and collective beliefs of intimate partner violence by UK and Mexican students –Poster presented at the 2011 Poster Conference by the Graduate School, University of Birmingham