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NCJ Number: 238387 Find in a Library
Title: Teen Dating Violence: Co-Occurrence With Other Victimizations in the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV)
Journal: Psychology of Violence  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:2012  Pages:111-124
Author(s): Sherry Hamby; David Finkelhor; Heather Turner
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2006-JW-BX-0003;2009-JWBX-0018
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the co-occurrence of teen dating violence with other forms of victimization.
Abstract: Major findings from the study include the following: 100 percent of participants who reported being a victim of teen dating violence (TDV) also reported at least one other type of victimization; for youth who had been physically abused by a caregiver, the rate of TDV was 17 percent; for youth who had been victims of statutory rape or sexual misconduct by someone who was 5 years or more older, the rate of TDV was 50 percent, and for youth who had been raped, the rate of TDV was 25 percent; and on average, victims of TDV reported twice as many other types of victimization compared to youth with no history of TDV. This study examined the co-occurrence of TDV with other forms of victimization. Data for the study were obtained from a sample of youth (n=1,680) aged 12 to 17 who participated in the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV). Participants completed an enhanced version of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire which covers five general areas of youth victimization: conventional crime, maltreatment, victimization by peers and siblings, sexual victimization, and witnessing violence across 44 items. Analysis of the data indicates two key findings: that physical TDV is another form of violence that is closely related to other forms of violence, and that physical TDV is closely associated with certain forms of child maltreatment, sexual victimization, and multiple victimization. Study limitations are discussed. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Dating Violence
Index Term(s): Female victims; Juvenile victims; Male survivors; Multiple victimization; Personal crime victims; Secondary victimization; Sexual assault victims; Victimization risk; Victims of violent crime
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