By contrast, boys are more likely to report experiencing less severe acts, such as being pinched, slapped, scratched or kicked.
Twenty-nine percent of the girls and 24 percent of the boys reported being both a victim and perpetrator in either the same or in different relationships.
Girls were significantly more likely than boys to say they had been victims of sexual dating violence and that they had committed physical dating violence.
HONOLULU — About one in three American youths age 14-20 say they’ve been of victims of dating violence and almost one in three acknowledge they’ve committed violence toward a date, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 121st Annual Convention.
"Adolescent dating violence is common among young people.
In addition, delinquency history variables predicted emotional dating violence and relationship variables predicted physical dating violence.
Conclusions: Dating violence is quite prevalent in young adulthood among serious juvenile offenders.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, which was first observed in 1987 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in order to raise awareness and education efforts for domestic violence, as well as connect victims to resources.
Teen dating violence is an often-unrecognized subcategory of domestic violence.
The best-fitting model for physical dating violence also had three groups: none (73%), low-level (24%) and high-level (3%).
Race/ethnicity, family and psychosocial variables were among the strongest predictors of both emotional and physical dating violence.
Other research indicates that boys who have been abused in childhood by a family member are more prone to IPV perpetration, while girls who have been abused in childhood by a family member are prone to lack empathy and self-efficacy; but the risks for the likelihood of IPV perpetration and victimization among adolescents vary and are not well understood.