They also inquired about actual physical violence — if they had been pushed or shoved or had something thrown at them.
Five years later, that same group was questioned about health behaviors — things like suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, sexually risky behavior, depression, smoking and drug use — as well as if they had been the recipient of aggressive behavior by their partner in the past year.
National data estimates that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men who are raped, stalked or physically abused in a relationship had experienced similar aggression from romantic partners during adolescence.
Yet, note the authors, “psychological aggression in teen dating relationships is an understudied phenomenon.” “When early dating experiences are unhealthy, it may negatively affect teens’ view of what a healthy dating relationship should look like,” says lead author Deinera Exner-Cortens, a doctoral student in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University.
: Además de verificar la adecuación psicométrica de los ítems, los resultados del primer estudio mostraron la misma estructura trifactorial en ambas versiones: una aproximación positiva a los conflictos y dos estilos no constructivos, implicación y retirada.
El segundo estudio demostró la capacidad discriminante de ambas escalas.
For teens, dating is about more than just finding a boyfriend or girlfriend.
It’s a critical part of adolescent development, but with reports of increased violence occurring within relationships, there is growing concern about how that early experience with dating aggression can impact young-adult relationships.
For adolescent boys, only an association between mother-to-father violence was related to their TDV perpetration.
Further, for both girls and boys, the relationship between mother-to-father violence and perpetration of TDV was fully mediated by attitudes accepting of violence..
That could include being threatened with violence, pushed, shoved, hit, slapped or kicked.
The researchers found that 30% of both boys and girls reported being victims of some form of violence in their dating relationships.
: La versión final del instrumento, con 13 ítems y buena consistencia interna, puede ser útil para evaluar la eficacia de las intervenciones para mejorar la resolución de conflictos y con fines de screening y clasificación.