This school-based sample provides the largest estimate of physical and psychological dating violence (DV) victimization and the only report of DV perpetration among high school students. Among 14,190 students in relationships, 33.4% disclosed DV by a partner (victimization) and 20.2% used these same behaviors against a partner (perpetration) in the past 12 months. Physical DV victimization (13%) was less frequently disclosed than psychological DV (23%). Rates of DV victimization and perpetration were highest among females, those receiving free or reduced-price meals, those not exclusively attracted to the opposite sex, students reporting parental or guardian partner violence, binge drinking, and bullying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1220-38
Number of pages19
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2014

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  • Adolescent
  • Bullying/statistics & numerical data
  • Crime Victims/psychology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intimate Partner Violence/psychology
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Students/psychology


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