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Methods: Adolescents (N = 843) recruited from high schools reported on their experiences of physical TDV victimization and trauma symptoms.
The sample was followed over a 5-year period to assess for revictimization in early adulthood.
Conclusions Boys who experience stress about being perceived as "sub-masculine" may be more likely to engage in sexual violence as a means of demonstrating their masculinity to self and/or others and thwarting potential "threats" to their masculinity by dating partners.
Efforts to prevent sexual violence perpetration among male adolescents should perhaps consider the influence of gender socialization in this population and include efforts to reduce distress about masculine socialization in primary prevention strategies.
No differences were found in the rate of dating violence between African American, White, and Hispanic adolescents.Past year dating violence victimization was reported by 14.1% of boys and 11.3% of girls.Compared to their nonabused counterparts, youth who experienced dating violence were more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, binge drink alcohol, sniff glue to get high, use marijuana, use ecstasy, use Vicodin, and use Xanax.KW - adolescents KW - dating violence KW - ethnicity KW - substance use UR -
Purpose: This research examined whether experiencing physical teen dating violence (TDV) relates to trauma symptoms, which in turn, predict future physical dating violence victimization in early adulthood.AB - Purpose Addressing gender norms is integral to understanding and ultimately preventing violence in both adolescent and adult intimate relationships.