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ERIC Number: EJ841954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Middle School Students' Aggressive Reactions to Dating Situations
Prospero, Moises
Journal of School Violence, v5 n4 p65-77 2006
The present study investigated age differences in reactions to the perceptions of dating violence using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Focus groups were conducted to develop age and culturally appropriate questionnaires for each age group (college and middle school). The questionnaires consisted of common dating scenarios that could possibly lead to dating violence. Young adolescents and adults were asked to provide their perceptions and behavioral reactions to the dating scenarios. The study found that young adolescents, as compared with adults, were significantly more likely to perceive common dating situations negatively and respond aggressively towards the dating partner. These findings have implications for practitioners charged with preventing dating violence among adolescents. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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