ERIC Number: EJ426686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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The Dark Side of Courtship: Violence and Sexual Exploitation.
Lloyd, Sally A.
Family Relations, v40 n1 p14-20 Jan 1991
Reviews literature on physical violence and sexual exploitation between premarital partners. Suggests that two features of dating encourage exploitative behavior: different context of courtship for males versus females encourages male control of relationships and female compliance, and highly romanticized nature of courtship encourages partners to stay together despite negative interaction patterns.(Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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