ERIC Number: EJ1093435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Examining the Contemporaneous Occurrence of Bullying and Teen Dating Violence Victimization
Debnam, Katrina J.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; Bradshaw, Catherine P.
School Psychology Quarterly, v31 n1 p76-90 Mar 2016
Teen dating violence (TDV) is a preventable public health issue that has been linked to other forms of aggression and violence victimization. It is also a growing concern for school psychologists who may be working to prevent TDV and related behavioral problems, like bullying. The current study examined various forms of bullying victimization (verbal, physical, and relational) and their association with physical and emotional TDV. Self-report data from 17,780 adolescents (33% African American, 54% White) in Grades 9-12 across 58 high schools were analyzed using 3-level models with dichotomous outcomes. Multilevel logistic regressions indicated that adolescents who had experienced bullying (physical, relational, and verbal) were more likely to have also experienced physical and emotional dating violence. Perceived norms about students' and adults' bullying interventions were associated with reduced odds of physical (OR[subscript adults] = 0.82, p < 0.001) and emotional TDV (OR[subscript adults] = 0.82, p < 0.001). Findings underscore the need to better understand the relationship between TDV and bullying victimization to design and enhance prevention efforts that address both forms of violence.
Descriptors: Violence, Aggression, Bullying, Dating (Social), Victims, Adolescents, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, White Students, African American Students, High School Students, Regression (Statistics), At Risk Persons, Social Attitudes, Intervention, Emotional Response, Correlation, Student Characteristics, Student Surveys, School Safety, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland