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NCJ Number: 250578 Find in a Library
Title: National Survey Shines a Light on the Nature and Scope of Teen Dating Violence
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: February 2017
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-WG-BX-0020
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Survey
Format: Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the findings and methodology of the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRIV), which is the first effort to provide a comprehensive national portrait of teen dating violence with detailed measurements of both who perpetrates such violence and who has been victimized.
Abstract: The study found that approximately two-thirds of youth (ages 12-18) who were in a dating relationship or had been in one in the past year reported they had been victimized (69 percent) or perpetrated violence (63 percent). Psychological abuse was the most common type of abuse victimization reported (just over 60 percent); and there were also substantial rates of sexual abuse (18 percent) and physical abuse victimization (18 percent). Consistent with other adolescent relationship abuse research, there was significant overlap between victimization and perpetration; 84 percent of victims also perpetrated abuse. Participants were recruited from an already-established independent online survey research panel that included a large nationally representative group of youth and their parents/caregivers. The survey sample at the start of the study consisted of 2,354 parent-child pairs, who were mostly White (56 percent) or Hispanic (24 percent). One year later, an abbreviated parent-caregiver survey and similar youth survey were administered to 1,471 parent-child pairs (62.5 percent of the original sample).
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Juvenile offense statistics; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; psychological abuse; Self-report studies; Sexually abused adolescents; Surveys; Teen Dating Violence; Victimization surveys
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