Dating violence perpetration

Rothman, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Floor 3, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118 (email: [email protected]).

The authors used meta-analytic procedures to evaluate current knowledge on the association between alcohol use and DVP among youth.

As a result, many researchers have begun to investigate whether and to what extent risk factors for adult partner violence perpetration also explain youth dating violence.

Early exposure to violence can have long-term physical and psychological consequences.In logistic and linear regression models adjusted for demographics, boys who reported TDV perpetration were more likely to report involvement in neighborhood violence (odds ratio (OR) = 3.1; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.7–5.5), beliefs that their friends have perpetrated TDV (OR = 2.7; 95%CI = 1.4–5.1), perceptions of violent activity within their neighborhood (OR = 3.0; 95%CI = 1.4–6.3), and greater support of traditional gender norms ( of violence and require explicit efforts to reduce perceived norms of violence perpetration as well as problematic gender attitudes (e.g., increasing support for gender equity) across boys’ life contexts. The research described was supported by grants to J. Etiologic research on youth dating violence is at an early stage, and few risk and protective factors have been established firmly.By contrast, the epidemiology of adult partner violence perpetration is better understood.

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