Risk Factors of Physical Violence in Dating Relationships among African American College Students

Tara Bremond, Bonnie Ahn*, Lolita Boykin*, Southeastern Louisiana University

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore risk factors of physical violence in dating relationships among African American college students. Specifically, the study aimed to examine if a model exists explaining physical dating violence from perceptual measures, together with demographic measures including the variables such as beliefs and attitudes towards partner abuse, gender, age, class standing, length of dating relationships, mean age of first date, and household income. Results of the study found that there were significant relationships between various perceptions of dating violence and the actual experiences with physical dating violence.

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