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NCJ Number: 250047 Find in a Library
Title: Relationship Context and Intimate Partner Violence From Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Journal: Journal of Adolescent Health  Volume:57  Issue:6  Dated:December 2015  Pages:631-636
Author(s): W. L. Johnson; W. D. Manning; P. C. Giordano; M. A. Longmore
Date Published: December 2015
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2009-IJ-CX-0503, 2010-MU-MU-0031, 2012-IJ-CX-0015
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In order to assess changes in self-reported intimate partner violence (IPV) experience from adolescence through young adulthood, this study examined whether individual change in indicators of relationship context—qualities and dynamics of the relationship, changes in partners, and relationship type (dating, cohabiting, and married)—were associated with change in self-reports of IPV.
Abstract: The study concluded that IPV, although prevalent, does not represent a consistent experience. As young adults develop higher quality relationships, they move toward desistance from IPV. Yet, variability in these experiences was observed, supporting previous calls for programs that promote the development of healthy relationships among adolescents and young adults. More than half of respondents (53 percent) experienced discontinuity in IPV across relationships. Among those reporting violence, the vast majority (87 percent) did not experience violence in all of their relationships. Age-related patterns were similar for men and women, with IPV peaking in young adulthood. Infidelity, frequency of disagreements, and partner continuity were associated with a higher proportion of relationships with IPV. Improvements in the nature and character of romantic relationships were associated with a lower accumulation of IPV experiences. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile Risk Factors
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Crime patterns; Crime specific countermeasures; Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence; Longitudinal studies; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Social conditions; Teen Dating Violence
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