How Age Of First Dating Experience, Number Of Dating Partners, And Length Of Relationship Relates To Dating Violence Victimization

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Title: How Age Of First Dating Experience, Number Of Dating Partners, And Length Of Relationship Relates To Dating Violence Victimization
Author: Smith, Marcella
Abstract: Dating violence is a serious social and health problem for young adolescent in many parts of the world . The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between three independent variables : (1 ) age of first dating experience ; (2 ) number of dating partners ; and (3 ) length of dating relationships with one dependent variable : (1 ) dating violence victimization among African American middle school youths . A review of the literature indicated conflicting results regarding the relationship between each independent variable and the dependent variables . One -way ANOVA was used to identify the relationship between the independent and dependent variables . The results of this analyses indicated that age of first dating experience and length of relationship were not significantly related to dating violence victimization . However , the number of dating partners was identified to be significantly related to dating violence victimization for girls . Findings from this study indicate the need for further research to research the relationship between dating characteristics and levels of victimization with diverse samples of youth . Limitations of the study and implications for future research , social work practice , and policy are discussed .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /4935
Date: 2010-07-19

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How Age Of First Dating Experience, Number Of Dating Partners, And Length Of Relationship Relates To Dating Violence Victimization. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /4935 .

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