These data do not capture the greater amounts of fear, intimidation, and injury from different acts of intimate partner violence that women usually report.
August 28, 2017Teen dating violence is a critical public concern and a potential precursor to intimate partner violence in adulthood.
To better understand this progression, NIJ funded researchers at Bowling Green State University to collect data from approximately 1,000 young adults (ages 25-28) who previously participated in the Toledo Adolescent Relationship Study (TARS) when they were in seventh, ninth, or 11th grade.
The most recent incident of relationship abuse produced the strongest influence on depressive symptoms.
The analyses of this unique longitudinal sample of adolescents and young adults provide several insights for policy and practice.
In general, as youths developed higher quality relationships during the transition to adulthood, they moved away from abusive behaviors.