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ERIC Number: EJ782042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Violence in Young Adolescents' Relationships: A Path Model
Josephson, Wendy L.; Proulx, Jocelyn B.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n2 p189-208 2008
A structural equation model based on social cognitive theory was used to predict relationship violence from young adolescents' knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes, and alternative conflict strategies (n = 143 male and 147 female grade 7-9 students). A direct causal effect was supported for violence-tolerant attitudes and psychologically aggressive (escalation/blame) strategies on physical violence against dating partners and friends. Knowledge and self-efficacy contributed to using reasoning-based strategies, but this reduced violence only in boys' friendships. Knowledge reduced violence-tolerant attitudes, thus reducing escalation/ blame and physical violence. Attitudes toward male and female dating violence (ATMDV and ATFDV) were indicators of general attitudes toward violence among non-dating students but ATFDV affected physical violence and ATMDV affected psychological aggression for both dating boys and girls. (Contains 6 figures, 1 table, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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