Volume 28, Issue 5
ADOLESCENCE DATING VIOLENCE: SEX DIFFERENCES ACCORDING TO THEIR PREDICTOR VARIABLES
The aim of this study has been to analyze the features and prevalence of Adolescence Dating Violence (ADV), to examine the relation between the studied independent variables (Self-esteem, Impulsiveness and Attitudes towards Violence) and to identify the sex differences in ADV. For this purpose, 199 Spanish adolescents, aged between 13-16, filled in a self-report questionnaire which consisted of internationally validated scales. The results indicated high frequencies of ADV in the sample, higher score among boys in physical victimization and significant correlations among the subscales of ADV and independent variables. The results suggest a further abuse on girls’ behalf; the studied independent variables are correlated with ADV; and the most usual form of violence was emotional verbal violence.
Intimate partner violence, adolescents, self-esteem, impulsiveness, attitudes towards violence.