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Dating Violence Among Latino Teenagers

NCJ Number
250526
Date Published
Agencies
NIJ
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored)
Grant Number(s)
2011-WB-BX-0021
Annotation
This article reports on research funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) that examined follow-up issues related to the study entitled Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA).
Abstract
The current study found that among students who experienced dating violence in the initial study, dating violence was likely to be a repeated event. Also, as the number of romantic relationships a teen had experienced increased, the risk of being a victim of dating violence also increased. In addition, teens who experienced dating violence in the first study reported feeling less connection with their schools in the follow-up study. Further, teens who did not experience dating violence in the first study and who had strong social-support networks were less likely to experience dating violence in the follow-up study. The follow-up study also found that teens who lived with other children in the household had a lower risk for experiencing dating violence. Cultural identity was not found to affect dating violence victimization in the follow-up study. The implications of these findings for policy and practice are discussed.
Date Created: January 13, 2017