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Connolly, Jennifer; Friedlander, Laura – Prevention Researcher, 2009
The peer group is a critical social context for dating and romantic relationships. Peer groups provide opportunities to meet potential dating partners and set norms for acceptable dating behaviors. This article explores how peer groups influence dating and dating aggression, as well as how they can be used in prevention efforts. It also reviews…
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Peer Groups, Social Environment
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Siebenbruner, Jessica – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
This study assessed female college students' ("N" = 197) participation in dating, romantic relationships, hooking up behaviors, and the intersection of these activities. Hooking up was prevalent among students ("n" = 78; 39.6%), but dating ("n" = 139; 70.6%) and romantic relationship ("n" = 147; 74.6%)…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Dating (Social)
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Kim, Ryang Hui – Crime & Delinquency, 2013
This study uses a developmental perspective and focuses on examining whether the impact of adolescent dating is age-sensitive. Dating at earlier ages is hypothesized to have a stronger effect on adolescent criminal behavior or substance use, but the effect would be weaker as one ages. The data obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Dating (Social), Adolescents, Crime
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Kreager, Derek A.; Haynie, Dana L. – American Sociological Review, 2011
The onset and escalation of alcohol consumption and romantic relationships are hallmarks of adolescence. Yet only recently have these domains jointly been the focus of sociological inquiry. We extend this literature by connecting alcohol use, dating, and peers to understand the diffusion of drinking behavior in school-based friendship networks.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Friendship, Adolescents, Dating (Social)
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Temple, Jeff R.; Shorey, Ryan C.; Fite, Paula; Stuart, Gregory L.; Le, Vi Donna – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
The prevention of teen dating violence is a major public health priority. However, the dearth of longitudinal studies makes it difficult to develop programs that effectively target salient risk factors. Using a school-based sample of ethnically diverse adolescents, this longitudinal study examined whether substance use (alcohol, marijuana, and…
Descriptors: Risk, Public Health, Adolescents, Whites
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Ellis, Wendy E.; Chung-Hall, Janet; Dumas, Tara M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Past research has shown that adolescent peer groups make a significant contribution to shaping behavior but less is known about the role of peer groups in adolescent dating relationships. This longitudinal study examined the contribution of aggressive peer group norms on relationship quality and dating violence among dating adolescents. At the…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Peer Relationship, Dating (Social), Aggression
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Reyes, H. Luz McNaughton; Foshee, Vangie A. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Investigators have identified a number of factors that increase risk for physical and psychological dating abuse perpetration during adolescence, but as yet little is known about the etiology of sexual dating aggression during this critical developmental period. This is an important gap in the literature given that research suggests that patterns…
Descriptors: Prevention, Rape, Risk, Early Adolescents
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Duppong Hurley, Kristin; Trout, Alexandra; Wheaton, Nikki; Buddenberg, Laura; Howard, Brigid; Weigel, Megan – Child & Youth Services, 2013
Minimal attention has been focused on difficulties for youth in residential care regarding building healthy dating relationships, despite the significant risks to this group of adolescents. This study provided a unique opportunity to conduct focus groups with youth in residential care on issues surrounding dating relationships. The majority of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Residential Care, Dating (Social), Focus Groups
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Lormand, Donna K.; Markham, Christine M.; Peskin, Melissa F.; Byrd, Theresa L.; Addy, Robert C.; Baumler, Elizabeth; Tortolero, Susan R. – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Whereas dating violence among high school students has been linked with sexual risk-taking and substance use, this association has been understudied among early adolescents. We estimated the prevalence of physical and nonphysical dating violence in a sample of middle school students and examined associations between dating violence,…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Violence, High School Students, Sexuality
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Khanchandani, Laveena; Durham, Thomas W. – College Student Journal, 2009
This study examined the relationship between several situational and personality variables and jealousy in dating relationships among 100 college women volunteers who completed a series of questionnaires about themselves and their dating situations. Six research questions were examined. Results showed that jealousy was lower for women in a steady…
Descriptors: Females, Personality Traits, Adolescents, Dating (Social)
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Foshee, Vangie A.; Benefield, Thad S.; Reyes, Heath Luz McNaughton; Ennett, Susan T.; Faris, Robert; Chang, Ling-Yin; Hussong, Andrea; Suchindran, Chirayath M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
The peer context is a central focus in research on adolescent risk behaviors but few studies have investigated the role of the peer context in the perpetration of adolescent dating violence. This longitudinal study examined between-subjects and within-person contemporaneous and lagged effects of peer attributes, measured with social network…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Status, Social Networks, Dating (Social)
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Schnurr, Melissa P.; Lohman, Brenda J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Given prevalence rates and negative consequences that adolescents' perpetration of dating violence may have on an individual's well-being and future relationships, it is imperative to explore factors that may increase or reduce its occurrence. Thus, we aimed to identify how multiple contextual risk factors (individual, family, schools, and…
Descriptors: Prevention, Risk, Behavior Problems, Well Being
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Makin-Byrd, Kerry; Bierman, Karen L. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Teen dating violence is a crime of national concern with approximately one-fourth of adolescents reporting victimization of physical, psychological, or sexual dating violence each year. The present study examined how aggressive family dynamics in both childhood and early adolescence predicted the perpetration of dating violence and victimization…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Kindergarten
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Feiring, Candice; Simon, Valerie A.; Cleland, Charles M.; Barrett, Ellen P. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2013
Although experiencing childhood sexual abuse (CSA) puts youth at risk for involvement in relationship violence, research is limited on the potential pathways from CSA to subsequent dating aggression. The current study examined prospective pathways from externalizing behavior problems and stigmatization (abuse-specific shame and self-blame…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Behavior Problems, Aggression, Dating (Social)
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Miller, Shari; Williams, Jason; Cutbush, Stacey; Gibbs, Deborah; Clinton-Sherrod, Monique; Jones, Sarah – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Although there is growing recognition of the problem of dating violence, little is known about how it unfolds among young adolescents who are just beginning to date. This study examined classes (subgroups) and transitions between classes over three time points based on dating violence, bullying, and sexual harassment perpetration and victimization…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Profiles, Bullying, Victims
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