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.
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