Title

Consequences of teen dating violence: Understanding intervening variables in ecological context

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

9-2008

Journal Title

Violence Against Women

Publisher

Sage Publications

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1077801208322058

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2008 Sage Publications.