Researchers controlled for a total count of the number of different types of victimization that the participants experienced, including conventional crime and peer/sibling victimization.Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation and Futures Without Violence join forces to Promote Healthy Relationships among 11-to 14-year-olds A new study of 1,430 7th-grade students released today reveals that many 7th-graders are dating and experiencing physical, psychological and electronic dating violence.
Many victims of dating violence also were victims of crime or of peer/sibling violence.
In addition, even after accounting for the fact that young people were often victims of multiple forms of violence, dating violence, in particular, was associated with delinquency.
Risk factors and protective factors can be found across multiple contexts or domains, including factors specific to an individual, peer group or social group, relationship, or community/environment.
Multiple risk factors and protective factors may be at play within a relationship.
Knowing what types of health behaviors are associated with teen dating violence can help service providers better recognize and adequately respond to the needs of teens who experience dating violence.
The NIJ-funded study of dating violence among 5,647 teens from middle schools and high schools (representing grades 7 to 12) throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania identified two psychosocial health behaviors associated with teen dating violence: Similar findings emerged from a national study of relationships among 1,525 Latino teens.Dating violence is a serious public health problem. Practitioners who are tasked with developing dating violence prevention strategies should pay particular attention to risk and protective factors for dating violence perpetration that have been established in longitudinal studies. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other entities have made funding available to community based agencies for dating violence prevention.In this article, we review the literature on risk and protective factors for adolescent dating violence perpetration and highlight those factors for which temporal precedence has been established by one or more studies.This review is intended as a guide for researchers and practitioners as they formulate prevention programs.The researchers focused especially on cyber abuse but found that the following factors related to multiple forms of abuse: Another NIJ-funded study examined multiple risk factors among 223 at-risk, low-income teens in central Virginia.