Consequences of teen dating violence: Understanding intervening variables in ecological context
Increasing attention has been given to the problem of teen dating violence with more research needed on mediating and moderating factors in the relationship between victimization and negative consequences. This article explores mental health and educational consequences of physical and sexual abuse by peers in a convenience sample of adolescents. Dating violence was associated with higher levels of depression, suicidal thoughts, and poorer educational outcomes. The use of alcohol and depression complicated the relationship between victimization and outcomes. Sex differences in patterns of perceived social support as a moderator were also examined with more significant effects for girls.
Violence Against Women
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Banyard, V.L., Cross, C. Consequences of teen dating violence: Understanding intervening variables in ecological context. (2008) Violence Against Women, 14 (9), pp. 998-1013.
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