No money video chat - Health effects of violent teenage dating
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013 – Boys push, hit hard, and twist arms. Regardless of the method, dating violence has become alarmingly common among adolescents, according to research presented today at the American Psychological Association's (AMA) 121st Annual Convention in Honolulu.
It was revealed that about one in three American youths ages 14 to 20 say they have been victims of dating violence or have been violent toward a date — with girls reportedly on an equal footing with boys when it comes to violent behavior.
They narrowed down an original sample group to 625 teens, surveying those youths every year for five years, following them into high school.
“We actually looked at bullying perpetration between fifth and sixth grade (10 and 11 years old) with four types of teen dating violence perpetration in high school (14 and 15 years old),” said researcher Espelage, who is a professor of educational psychology.
Espelage pointed out that researchers in this field fall into two distinct categories: those who believe that women are as tough and aggressive as men and as likely to abuse, and those who believe even aggressive women are more fearful than men that they will be abused again.
Although they did not specifically ask about fear in their study, she said, in her 20 years of research she has found that while males and females may be equal in the number of violent acts they engage in, their feelings about the experience may be different.
A separate presentation by researchers Sabina Low, Ph D, of Arizona State University, and Dorothy L.