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Parent and Peer Predictors of Physical Dating Violence Perpetration in Early Adolescence: Tests of Moderation and Gender Differences.
“This affects people of both genders, so let’s assess them both,” Singh says.
“Especially in the teen years, when young people are figuring out their relationship roles, changing partners more often than adults, and likely not living together.” His colleagues and co-authors on the new study, Maureen Walton, Ph. Singh, Walton and Cunningham are all members of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.
But the lack of data on men as both victims and aggressors means there isn’t a similar recommendation for screening them.
The new study, he hopes, will add to the understanding of how dating violence affects young men.
— Dating during the teen years takes a violent turn for nearly 1 in 6 young people, a new study finds, with both genders reporting acts like punching, pulling hair, shoving, and throwing things.
The startling number, drawn from a University of Michigan Medical School survey of more than 4,000 adolescent patients ages 14 to 20 seeking emergency care, indicates that dating violence is common and affects both genders.The results are published online in the “It’s important to think about both genders when trying to identify teen dating violence, especially when there are other conditions we may be trying to assess in the health care setting,” says Vijay Singh, M.D., MPH, MS, the study’s lead author and a U-M clinical lecturer in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. Journal of Research on Adolescence 2009;19(3): 380-400. Sex differences in aggression between heterosexual partners: A meta-analytic review. The development of four types of adolescent dating abuse and selected demographic correlates.The teens took the surveys on touch-screen tablet computers in private, though those under age 18 needed their parents’ consent to take part.