Relational Dynamics as Sources of Risk and Resilience in Adolescent Dating Violence: Introduction and Overview
Kerig, P. K.
Year Published: 2010
Journal of Aggression Maltreatment and Trauma, 19(6):
This author introduces the second part of a two-part special issue featuring new directions in research on adolescent dating violence. The articles in this issue focus on the theme of relational dynamics that contribute to the quality of adolescents' dating relationships - for better or for worse. On the side of risk, empirical studies demonstrate that internal working models of relationships that are colored by rejection sensitivity and insecure attachments are associated with maladaptive problem solving and intimate partner violence. On the side of protection, authors describe peer and therapeutic relationships that can deter at-risk adolescents from engaging in unhealthy romantic relationships. The issue concludes with commentary from one of the leading adolescent dating violence researchers in the field. Modified Author Abstract.
Correspondence to: Patricia K. Kerig, Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org