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Dating violence and substance use in college students: A review of the literature
Aggression and Violent Behavior (2011)
  • R. C. Shorey
  • Gregory Lyal Stuart
  • T. Cornelius
Dating violence is a serious and prevalent problem among college-aged dating couples. Although substance use has been shown to be associated with dating violence among college students in empirical studies, the use of substances as they relate to dating violence has yet to be systematically reviewed. The purpose of the present manuscript is to review research on dating violence (perpetration and victimization) and substance use (alcohol and drugs). First, theoretical explanations for the association between substances and dating violence are presented. Second, the literature on substance use and dating violence is reviewed. The literature suggests a consistent association between alcohol and dating violence perpetration and victimization, although the association between drug use and dating violence is less clear. Implications of this review for dating violence prevention programming and future research are discussed.
  • Dating violence,
  • Aggression,
  • Substance use,
  • Alcohol,
  • drugs,
  • College students
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R. C. Shorey, Gregory Lyal Stuart and T. Cornelius. "Dating violence and substance use in college students: A review of the literature" Aggression and Violent Behavior Vol. 16 (2011)
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