Adolescent dating abuse perpetrator
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been a well examined and documented phenomenon in adults; however, there has not been nearly as much study on violence in adolescent dating relationships, and it is therefore not as well understood.
The research has mainly focused on Caucasian youth, and there are yet no studies which focus specifically on IPV in adolescent same-sex romantic relationships.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.
Like that 1 in 3 of young adults were in an abusive relationship by the age of 24.Health-related events were associated with physical perpetration for adolescents with high, but not low self-esteem.Finally, the total number of stressful events and family-related events were related to the perpetration of physical dating abuse by boys, but not by girls. There is a common misconception that aggression is stable over time.Research has pointed to the salience of friendships in predicting abuse in adolescent dating relationships.