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ERIC Number: EJ838051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Participation in Prevention Programs for Dating Violence: Beliefs about Relationship Violence and Intention to Participate
Cornelius, Tara L.; Sullivan, Kieran T.; Wyngarden, Nicole; Milliken, Jennifer C.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v24 n6 p1057-1078 2009
This study utilizes the Health Belief Model (HBM) to examine the factors related to the intention to participate in prevention programming for dating violence. Perceptions of susceptibility to future violence and the benefits of prevention programming appear to be the strongest predictors of participation in prevention programs. Perceptions of the severity of dating violence do not appear to be related to intentions to participate. There were no differences in intention between those reporting psychological or physical violence in their dating relationship, although some of the HBM factors were associated with a history of violence. Contrary to hypotheses, psychological and physical violence did not moderate the impact of the HBM factors on intention. Implications of these findings are discussed and recommendations for recruiting participants for primary and secondary prevention programs are offered. (Contains 4 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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