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ERIC Number: EJ913635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Peer Intervention in Dating Violence: Beliefs of African-American Middle School Adolescents
Weisz, Arlene N.; Black, Beverly M.
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v17 n2 p177-196 2008
This is a qualitative, descriptive study of 202 urban, African-American seventh graders that examines their views of peer intervention in dating violence. After viewing a video vignette showing friends confronting another male about abusing his girlfriend, the adolescents were asked to respond in writing to questions about whose business the violence was and whether they would get involved. The most popular answers were "I would not get involved," and "the violence was only the couple's business." Some adolescents worried that they might get hurt or make things worse by intervening, but some discussed sound plans for intervention. The findings suggest that adolescents need help in defining which situations merit peer intervention and in gaining skills to intervene safely and effectively. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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