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Intergenerational Transmission of Violence: Parent-Child Profiles and Dating Violence in Latino Adolescents

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dc.contributor.author Rodriguez, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-14T20:07:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-14T20:07:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Rodriguez, Rebecca. (2016). Intergenerational Transmission of Violence: Parent-Child Profiles and Dating Violence in Latino Adolescents. [Thesis]. Georgia State University, 109 pgs. https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/psych_diss/162 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1169&context=psych_diss
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1758
dc.description.abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a critical public health problem that has a broad range of negative consequences on not only the individuals in the relationship but also on their children. Although Latino adolescents experience dating violence at a higher rate than White adolescents, little research has investigated the risk and protective factors associated with this group. Witnessing domestic violence has been associated to an increased risk in experiencing dating violence as adolescents. The pattern of IPV exposed youth to later experience violent relationships has been described as the intergenerational transmission of violence (ITV). Although youth exposed to IPV are at an increased risk for experiencing and perpetrating violence in their own relationships, not all do. This dissertation moves research on ITV beyond a deficit focus by using a resilience framework to investigate parenting relationships as protective factors for dating violence. A subsample of data Latino adolescents and their mothers’ were analyzed from a larger Welfare, Children, and Families (WCF) study. This study extends previous cross-sectional research by using longitudinal data to assess risk and protective factors when youth were 10-14 years old and its relationship to their own use of violence seven years later. Latent class analysis was conducted to understand the contextual and cultural factors related to the development of adolescent dating violence: acculturation, gender, and positive parent-child relationships were examined as influencing ITV. Three classes emerged that indicate unique combinations of risk and resilience. Two of these classes predicted differential associations with adolescent dating violence. A class indicating moderate-risk/low-protection and mothers with high acculturation was significantly related to increased odds of adolescents experiencing dating violence, both as victims and as perpetrators. A class indicating low-risk/high-protection and mothers with low acculturation significantly predicted increased odds of perpetrating dating violence but no significant relationship was found with victimization. Findings suggest that holistic family based approach to dating violence and adult domestic violence may be most effective for Latino adolescents and their IPV exposed mothers. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia State University en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Children Exposed to Violence en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Teens en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Witness to Violence en_US
dc.subject Protective Factors en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Dating Violence en_US
dc.subject Latino en_US
dc.subject Latin@ en_US
dc.subject Parents en_US
dc.title Intergenerational Transmission of Violence: Parent-Child Profiles and Dating Violence in Latino Adolescents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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