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Attitudes Affecting Physical Dating Violence Perpetration and Victimization: Findings From Adolescents in a High-Risk Urban Community

Authors: 
Ali, B.,
Swahn, M.,
Hamburger, M.
Year Published: 2011
Type: 
Journal Article
Organization: 
Springer
Series: 
Violence and Victims, 26(5): 669-683, 2011
Source: 
Institute of Public Health and the Partnership for Urban Health Research, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia State University
Abstract: 

These authors examined the associations between attitudes supporting physical dating violence (both boys hitting girls and girls hitting boys) and actual experiences with physical dating violence perpetration and victimization among youth in a high-risk community. They conducted cross-sectional logistic regression analyses using data from the 2004 Youth Violence Survey; the survey was administered to more than 80 percent of public school students in grades 7, 9, 11, and 12 (N = 4,131) in an urban school district. Findings show that attitudes supporting physical dating violence against boys and girls are significantly associated with physical dating violence perpetration and victimization. The authors suggest that prevention programs seeking to reduce physical dating violence among adolescents may benefit from including sex-specific attitude modification as part of a comprehensive violence prevention approach. Modified Author Abstract.

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Correspondence to: Monica H. Swahn, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Public Health, Partnership for Urban Health Research, P.O. Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302-3995; E-mail: MSwahn@gsu.edu; Website: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/vav/2011/00000026/00000005
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