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Teens report dating violence - Around the Arch
March 2013 Issue
Nearly a third of those dating in middle and high school report abusive relationships, according to a UGA study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. The study revealed that middle and high school students involved in physically violent romantic relationships consistently report violence across time and that they are likely to be both victims and offenders. Researchers from the College of Public Health and members of the youth violence prevention work group at UGA followed a cohort of adolescents from northeast Georgia from sixth to 12th grade. Participants were surveyed each year for seven years. Each spring, students reported whether they had dated. If they did date, participants specified any acts of violence in the relationship, as well as their acceptability of these behaviors. Among the sixth-graders who reported dating, 14 percent of boys and 24 percent of girls reported committing at least one act of physical violence. That same year, nearly 38 percent of boys and 22 percent …
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