Dating violence among college students
Physical DV motivated by control/tough guise was associated with accepting attitudes toward physical DV for the full sample, and physical DV perpetration frequency more strongly for men than women. Motives for physical dating violence among college students: A gendered analysis.
Physical DV motivated by self-defense was associated with disengagement coping for the full sample, DV perpetration frequency for men, and physical DV victimization frequency more strongly for women than men.
Objective: Little research examines factors contributing to specific motives for physical dating violence (DV) perpetration.
TY - JOURT1 - The relationship between violence in the family of origin and dating violence among college students AU - Gover, Angela R. PY - 2008/12Y1 - 2008/12N2 - Prior research has established that violence in dating relationships is a serious social problem among adolescents and young adults.
No significant gender-based difference was found for verbal aggression scores; however, females were significantly more likely to report using physical force than were male students.
Male and female students who used verbal aggression were characteristically similar to each.
Method: The sample included 221 college students who reported a history of physical DV perpetration and completed surveys for course credit.
Results: Physical DV motivated by emotional expression/dysregulation was associated with physical DV perpetration frequency and disengagement coping for the full sample, and associated with accepting attitudes toward physical DV among women only.