Academic presenteeism and violence against women in schools of business and engineering in Peruvian universities

Raquel Chafloque-Céspedes, Arístides Vara-Horna, Zaida Asencios-Gonzales, Dennis López-Odar, Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Liliana Quipuzco-Chicata, Christin Schulze, Marté Sánchez-Villagomez

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The aim of the current study was to demonstrate the relationship between violence against women (VAW) in intimate partner relationships and academic presenteeism of students enrolled in business and engineering programs, at Peruvian universities. This study adopted an exploratory cross-sectional survey design through a survey of 2640 university students from the business and engineering schools of 34 Peruvian universities. It was found that 96.5% of the respondents reported academic presenteeism and 32.0% are survivors of VAW. Partial least squares regression found that VAW generates 8.47 days lost due to academic presenteeism, which at the same time generates 15.12 critical incidents with professors and colleagues, during the academic year. Finally, it was demonstrated that VAW is a determining factor that explains 7.2% of university students’ academic presenteeism. This study is among the very few that empirically seek to explore the actual time that students use in a day at university. Thus, it measured actual academic productive hours of university students in Peru.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLecturas de Economia
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic presenteeism
  • Intimate partner relationships
  • Universities
  • Violence against women

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