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Dating Violence Victimization and Perpetration Rates Among High School Students
Violence Against Women (2014)
  • Ann L. Coker, University of Kentucky
  • Emily R. Clear, University of Kentucky
  • Lisandra S. Garcia, University of Kentucky
  • Ibitola O. Asaolu, University of Kentucky
  • Patricia G. Cook-Craig, University of Kentucky
  • Candace J. Brancato, University of Kentucky
  • Corrine M. Williams, University of Kentucky
  • Heather M. Bush, University of Kentucky
  • Bonnie S. Fisher, University of Cincinnati
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.
  • bullying,
  • dating violence,
  • perpetration,
  • victimization,
  • youth
Publication Date
October, 2014
Citation Information
Ann L. Coker, Emily R. Clear, Lisandra S. Garcia, Ibitola O. Asaolu, et al.. "Dating Violence Victimization and Perpetration Rates Among High School Students" Violence Against Women Vol. 20 Iss. 10 (2014)
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