This large, statewide sample from 26 high schools provided the first population-based estimates of stalking victimization and perpetration among adolescent females and males. Our stalking definition required that pursuing tactics occurred at least 3 times in the past 12 months and included being followed, spied on, or monitored; someone showed up or waited for you when you did not want them to; and receiving unwanted messages. Among 18,013 students, 16.5% disclosed being stalked and 5.3% stalking; 2.8% disclosed both stalking victimization and perpetration. A majority of students reported being most afraid of a former boyfriend or girlfriend as the stalker.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Violence Against Women|
|State||Published - Oct 11 2014|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Research was supported by the Centers for Control and Disease Prevention Cooperative Agreement 5U01CE001675.
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- high school
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science