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Relationship Dynamics and Teen Dating Violence

Show simple item record Mendoza, Marina Mulford, Carrie 2019-03-15T21:27:57Z 2019-03-15T21:27:57Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Mendoza, Marina; Mulford, Carrie. (2018). Relationship Dynamics and Teen Dating Violence. National Institute of Justice, NCJ 251031, 14 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 251031
dc.description Research Brief en_US
dc.description.abstract The research focuses on the following issues: 1) which relationship dynamics increase the risk for TDV [Teen Dating Violence] or protect against it; 2) how the experience of TDV in one relationship influences the dynamics in subsequent relationships; and 3) how the association between relationship dynamics and TDV changes during the transition from early teen years into young adulthood. Overall, the findings show that negative relationship characteristics, such as jealousy, verbal conflict, and controlling behaviors contribute to TDV. Over time, relationship dynamics and TDV may influence one another in a cyclical manner. Teens who experienced psychological abuse in their relationships were more likely to avoid bonding with their romantic partner a year later. Youth who had difficulty in creating bonds with their partners were more likely to experience physical victimization at the next yearly follow-up. Worrying about not being able to bond with a partner was associated with future psychological victimization. Although the research is preliminary, apparently early relationship experiences are important in future dynamics and subsequent TDV risk. The evidence suggests that in young adulthood, romantic relationships tend to increase in duration and are higher in quality. Based on these findings, programs and policies aimed at preventing TDV should take into account the positive relationship aspects that co-exist with the negative aspects in unhealthy relationships. (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Institute of Justice (NIJ) en_US
dc.subject Synthesis en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Protective Factors en_US
dc.subject Adolescent Relationship Abuse en_US
dc.subject Relationship Violence en_US
dc.subject Adolescent Dating Aggression en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Peer-on-peer Abuse en_US
dc.subject Revictimization en_US
dc.subject Peer Support en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Psychological Abuse en_US
dc.subject Physical Abuse en_US
dc.subject Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Teen Dating Violence en_US
dc.title Relationship Dynamics and Teen Dating Violence en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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