It’s important to remember that you have the power to be an active bystander.
At loveisrespect, we talk a lot about how to support someone you care about if they are being abused.
But what if the person you care about is the one who is being abusive toward their partner? This can be such a difficult situation to deal with.
Overall, substance use was a longitudinal predictor of risky sexual behavior across the three ethnic groups, with physical dating violence victimization being the only type of dating violence longitudinally predicting risky sexual behavior.
Prevention efforts should consider the roles of physical dating violence and substance use in preventing risky sexual behavior.
To test this hypothesis, a survey was conducted of 510 college students in Seoul and Kyung-gi provinces in South Korea.