Risk Factors Of Dating Violence

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Risk Factors
Just like dating violence can have negative developmental outcomes, it also causes risk factors to come up. A recent study done by Gressard, Swahn, and Tharp (2015) uses data from high school students in the ninth through twelfth grade from 38 different states. The goal of the study is to determine if gender inequality index is compatible with levels of physical and sexual adolescent dating violence victimization. Gender inequality index is a measurement that is used to determine the gap between genders. Gressard, Swahn, and Tharp (2015) used surveys to collect the physical adolescent dating violence data. The results showed that high school females were more likely than males to experience physical dating violence by reporting
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(2016) in which adolescents who were vulnerable to domestic violence were examined on risk factors related to physical dating violence, bullying, and sexual harassment. The study was conducted on 399 families with a mix of mothers and adolescents from 17 different states. Most of the participants were from North Carolina. The age of the adolescents was averaged to 13.6 years old and the mothers average age was 38.1 years old. Foshee et al. (2016) used a randomized controlled trial to examined the impacts of dating violence prevention program for the adolescents that had been vulnerable to domestic violence. The results by Foshee et al. (2016) propose that programs that focus on physical dating violence, bullying, and sexual harassment risk factors can make an impact when it comes to preventing the aggression. Foshee et al. (2016) discusses that low levels of conflict management skills were risk factors when it came to bullying and sexual harassment aggression. On the other hand, acceptance was a risk factor of dating violence and bullying. From the examined risk factors, none were exclusively related to a specific type of aggression (Foshee et al., 2016). Foshee et al. (2016) concludes that more research is required to determine if programs and mother supervision can prevent risk factors associated with dating …show more content…
The goal of their study was to identify risk and protective factors that are obvious in the adolescent years that are connected to sexual and dating violence victimization. East and Hokoda (2015) collected data from a total of 236 low-income Latino and African American between the ages of thirteen and eighteen years old through questionnaire that were provided by the researchers and taken to the participants’ homes during two home visitations. The results showed that if the mothers of the adolescents were authoritarian, monitored their adolescents, and had traditional sexual views were less likely of being in a violent relationship (East and Hokoda, 2015). The results also brought up the importance of parents’ views on the risks related to dating violence as protective factors for their children. East and Hokoda (2015) mention that parents being strict on their adolescents’ activities was a positive protective factor to prevent the adolescent to have a violent

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