Teen dating research
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While reports of physical abuse went down over time, they say there is a troubling gender-related trend.
In addition to reviewing the following research summaries, psychologists are encouraged to explore the literature more completely to determine what may be useful to them in practice.
Much research has been conducted investigating individual and relational factors as predictors of dating violence, however, the examination of broader community factors is lacking.
“A lot of our interventions assume that the girl is always the victim, but these findings tell us that it isn’t always so,” notes Saewyc.
“And relationship violence, be it physical, sexual or other forms, and regardless who the perpetrator is, is never OK.