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Violence In Teen Dating Relationships: Factors That May Influence The Occurrence Of Dating Violence, Bridgette Lynn Hernandez Jan 2000

Violence In Teen Dating Relationships: Factors That May Influence The Occurrence Of Dating Violence, Bridgette Lynn Hernandez

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The current study used a Post-positivist paradigm and was quantitative in nature. In addition, it used a descriptive survey design, which utilized self-reported questionnaires. The final sample included 125 students, ages 18-20, in undergraduate psychology courses at a Southern California university. This study attempted to explore the differences between the tree types of dating violence profiles: 1) victim only, 2) perpetrator only and 3) mutually violent; however, only 37 participants completed the questionnaire, which made statistical analysis impossible. Nonetheless, this study explored differences in relation to the demographic characteristics and five variables: a) gender, b) self-esteem, c) severity of violence ...