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ERIC Number: ED566572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 106
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ISBN: 978-1-3394-7653-7
Recalling Experiences of Teen Dating Violence: An Examination of Its Relationship to Family Violence and Locus of Control amongst African Americans and How These Variables Impact Relationships in Adulthood
McCain, Stephanie D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Howard University
The purpose of this study was two-fold: 1) to identify the relationship between witnessing violence at home and the effects it has on teen dating violence and future experiences with violence; and 2) to assess how perceived locus of control may reduce or exacerbate the relationship between each of the risk factors and perpetration of dating violence in adulthood. To carry out the study, a correlation research design was used to investigate the relationship between witnessing violence in the home and teen dating violence, as well as determine the relationship between locus of control and teen dating violence amongst African Americans between 18-25 years old. Dating violence is a public health concern among adolescents and is correlated to future victimization and perpetration in adult relationships. A growing body of research literature on dating violence suggests several risk factors, including family experiences, individual attributes (i.e., temperament, mental health), drugs and alcohol, and community violence). However, results from this dissertation research were not significant. Thus, based on this study viewing parental violence did not predict future occurrences with teen dating violence. Additionally, experiences with teen dating violence did not increase the likely of future occurrences with adult dating violence. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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