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NCJ Number: 250078 Find in a Library
Title: Witnessing Interparental Violence and Acceptance of Dating Violence as Predictors for Teen Dating Violence Victimization
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:22  Issue:5  Dated:April 2016  Pages:625-646
Author(s): M. E. Karlsson; J. R. Temple; Rebecca Weston; Vi Donna Lee
Date Published: April 2016
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-WG-BX-0005
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: This study examined the association between witnessing inter-parental violence, attitudes about dating violence, and physical and psychological teen dating violence (TDV) victimization.
Abstract: Participants were 918 teens with dating experience. Witnessing interparental violence and acceptance of dating violence were significant predictors of TDV victimization. Acceptance of dating violence was also a partial mediator between witnessing inter-parental violence and TDV victimization. Witnessing mother-to-father violence and acceptance of female-perpetrated violence were the most consistent predictors. TDV programs aiming to prevent victimization could benefit from targeting youth exposed to father-to-mother and mother-to-father violence, targeting attitudes about violence, and tailoring interventions to gender-specific risk factors. 44 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Victimization risk
Index Term(s): Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Parental influence; Teen Dating Violence
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