Center for Family and Demographic Research
Life Course, Relationship, and Situational Contexts of Teen Dating Violence
Building on the longitudinal study of adolescent romantic and sexual relationships (Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study-TARS), this research, funded by the NIJ and NIH, utilizes a longitudinal approach to investigate the scope, causes, and trajectories of intimate partner violence during the adolescent period. Planned analyses of quantitative and qualitative data collected across four waves of TARS interviews combined with new structured and in-depth interviews will provide a more comprehensive portrait of the incidence and prevalence of relationship abuse across the period of adolescence, and as young people navigate the transition to young adulthood. The study will also explore the full range of positive, negative, and conceptually neutral relationship dynamics, including power and asymmetries within relationships associated with dating violence, and situational factors (e.g., drug and alcohol use, the presence of others) that serve to heighten risk.
Funded by the following grants:
Halpern-Meekin, Sarah C., Wendy D. Manning, Peggy C. Giordano, and Monica A. Longmore. 2013. “Relationship Churning, Physical Violence, and Verbal Abuse in Young Adult Relationships.” Journal of Marriage and Family 75(1):2-12. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.01029.x
Halpern-Meekin, Sarah C., Wendy D. Manning, Peggy C. Giordano, and Monica A. Longmore. 2013. “Relationship Churning in Emerging Adulthood: On/Of Relationships and Sex with an Ex.” Journal of Adolescent Research 28(2):166-188. DOI: 10.1177/0743558412464524
Longmore, Monica A., Wendi L. Johnson, Wendy D. Manning, and Peggy C. Giordano. 2013. “HIV Testing among Heterosexual Young Adults: The Influence of Individual Attitudes and Behaviors, Partner’s Risk-Taking and Relationship Dynamics.” Journal of Sex Research 50(5):489-501. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2012.661101
Lyons, Heidi, Wendy D. Manning, Monica A. Longmore, and Peggy C. Giordano. 2013. “Predictors of Heterosexual Casual Sex among Young Adults.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 42(4):585-593. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-012-0051-3
Manning, Wendy D., Peggy C. Giordano, Monica A. Longmore, and Christine M. Flanigan. 2012. “Young Adult Dating Relationships and the Management of Sexual Risk.” Population Research and Policy Review 31:165-185. DOI: 10.1007/s11113-011-9226-1
Giordano, Peggy C., Danielle A. Soto, Wendy D. Manning, and Monica A. Longmore. 2010. “The Characteristics of Romantic Relationships Associated with Teen Dating Violence.” Social Science Research 39(6):863-874. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.03.009 PMCID: PMC2964890
Mulford, Carrie, and Peggy C. Giordano. 2008. “Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships.” National Institute of Justice Journal, Issue 261, pp. 34-40.
CFDR WORKING PAPERS:
2009-14 Giordano, Peggy C., Danielle A. Soto, Wendy D. Manning, and Monica A. Longmore. “The Characteristics of Adolescent Romantic Relationships Associated with Teen Dating Violence.” A revised version of this paper was published in (2010) Social Science Research 36(6):863-874 as “The Characteristics of Romantic Relationships Associated with Teen Dating Violence.”