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Differences in Adolescent Relationship Abuse Victimization by Gender and Race in California High School Students

NCJ Number
Journal of Adolescent Health Volume: 62 Issue: 2 Dated: February 2018 Pages: S139-S140
Taylor Paglisotti; Kelley Jones; Elizabeth Miller
Date Published
February 2018
2 pages
This study's objective was to determine whether adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) victimization varied by race/ethnicity and/or gender in a racially/ethnically diverse sample of care-seeking high school students.
The study was conducted because adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) is a significant public health problem. Adolescents who experience ARA are more likely to report substance abuse, mental health symptoms, suicidal ideation, and intimate partner violence (IPV) as young adults. Yet, ARA research remains limited compared to adulthood intimate partner violence (IPV) research, and ARA prevention programs have mixed success. In addition, results in the literature vary regarding significant differences in ARA victimization across gender and race, and ARA studies are not able to assess for differences based on race because of limited racial/ethnic representation. (publisher abstract modified)