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A Longitudinal Examination of Teen Dating Violence From Adolescence to Young Adulthood

NCJ Number
252053
Date Published
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Grant
Annotation
After identifying gaps in the research literature on teen dating violence (TDV), this study addressed these gaps by examining the “Dating it Safe” dataset, which is a NIJ-funded, 6-year longitudinal study of TDV that included 1,042 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse adolescents who began participation in this study at an average age of 15 years old.
Abstract
This study examines the Dating it Safe dataset (See NIJ Award #2012-WG-BX-0005), an NIJ-funded 6-year longitudinal study of teen dating violence that included 1,042 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse adolescents who began participation in this study at an average age of 15. Findings suggested that physical dating violence risk of onset was at or before ages 15 to 16 for females and at or before age 18 for males. For sexual dating violence perpetration, risk was similar for males and females during adolescence, before uniquely increasing for males, and not females in emerging adulthood.
Date Created: October 17, 2018