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ERIC Number: EJ881353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Pacific Youth and Shifting Thresholds: Understanding Teen Dating Violence in Hawai'i
Baker, Charlene K.; Helm, Susana
Journal of School Violence, v9 n2 p154-173 2010
The high prevalence of teen dating violence (TDV) nationally suggests that it is a public health problem in need of intervention. However, there is limited information about what constitutes TDV in the eyes of teens. Equally limited is an understanding of these parameters among diverse cultures. To fill these gaps, the current study conducted focus groups with 51 adolescents of Native Hawaiian, Samoan, and Filipino descent. Youth were asked how they define TDV as a way to delineate their threshold for violence and related behaviors. Findings indicated that many forms of emotional TDV fall below teens' threshold, such as the use of cell phones and the Internet to monitor their dating partners. Possible venues and strategies for intervention are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii