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NCJ Number: 220026 Find in a Library
Title: Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and the Perception of Dating Situations Among College Students
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:22  Issue:4  Dated:2007  Pages:489-502
Author(s): Moises Prospero Ph.D.; Sheteal Vohra-Gupta LCSW
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between past victimization and perceptions of future dating situations among college students.
Abstract: The study findings show that females who experienced more psychological, physical, or sexual violence were more likely to perceive dating situations as inappropriate. Males were more likely to report aggressive behaviors in dating situations only if victimized by sexual violence. The study used a cross-sectional research design using a nonprobability purposeful sample. Participants were 200 college students, with the majority being female (68 percent). The ethnic/racial makeup of the sample was 29 percent Hispanic, 28 percent African-American, 28 percent White, 7 percent Asian, and 8 percent self-classified as other; 76 percent of the participants were between the ages of 18 and 25. Qualitative methods (focus groups) were used to elicit “real-life” dating situations for the development of the Perception of Dating Scenario Survey (PDS). After the development of the survey, the quantitative measures (Revised Conflict Tactics Scale and Perception of Dating Scenario Survey) were used for data collection and analysis. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Dating Violence; Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Male female victim comparisons; Victims of violent crime
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