Dating violence magazine article
The survey asked about 9,900 high school students whether they had experienced some type of violence from someone they dated.
Experiencing psychological dating violence was about equal for boys and girls.
It also overlaps between victimization and perpetration and appears across different forms of dating abuse,” according to Michele Ybarra, MPH, Ph D.
She is with the Center for Innovative Public Health Research, based in San Clemente, Calif.
Their study also funded by the National Institute of Justice, analyzed data from a national sample of 1,525 Latinos age 12-18.
Latino boys with family support were less likely to be psychologically violent toward dates, while those who were deemed to have adopted more of the Anglo culture were less likely to be sexually violent to dates, according to the findings.