An Exploration of Risk Factors Associated With Dating Violence: Examining the Predictability of Adolescent Female Dating Violence Perpetration

Academic Article


  • Teen dating violence is a growing issue impacting the adolescent experience, with adolescent females at risk to perpetrate violence. This study used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to examine the prevalence of related dating violence risk factors and their ability to predict perpetration by adolescent females. The predictor variables identified for teen dating violence perpetration were race, exposure to violence, adolescent alcohol use, propensity to engage in risk behaviors, mental health, and delinquency. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine the likelihood to predict perpetration. Unlike prior regional studies, this research did not support inclusion of these risk factors for adolescent female dating violence perpetration. Practice implications are also discussed with attention to curriculum support, community needs, and research opportunities.
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    Author List

  • King DM; Hatcher SS; Bride B
  • Start Page

  • 907
  • End Page

  • 922
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 8