ERIC Number: EJ1031100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
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Examining the Association between Bullying and Adolescent Concerns about Teen Dating Violence
Debnam, Katrina J.; Johnson, Sarah L.; Bradshaw, Catherine P.
Journal of School Health, v84 n7 p421-428 Jul 2014
Background: The school environment is an important context for understanding risk factors for teen dating violence. This study seeks to add to the growing literature base linking adolescent experiences with bullying and involvement with teen dating violence. Methods: Data were collected from 27,074 adolescents at 58 high schools via a Web-based survey. Results: Three-level hierarchical linear models indicated that adolescents who had been bullied were more concerned about both physical and emotional dating violence among students at their school. Schools that were perceived by students as safer were rated as having lower levels of teen dating violence. Older students and male students consistently reported greater concerns about dating violence. Conclusions: These results suggest that adolescents who experience bullying may also have concerns about violence in teen dating relationships. Findings also indicate that schools perceived as being unsafe may be an important context for targeting dating violence prevention efforts.
Descriptors: Bullying, Adolescents, Dating (Social), Violence, Peer Relationship, At Risk Persons, High School Students, Online Surveys, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Emotional Response, Aggression, Educational Environment, School Safety, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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