Dating children research
He's a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
In the study, Temple's group interviewed 700 participants in southeast Texas in their late teens and early 20s.
“Although teen dating violence is typically viewed as a problem related specifically to adolescent development, our findings indicate that the risk for aggressive behaviour and involvement in dating violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life,” says lead study author and senior research scientist at RIA, Jennifer A. To draw her conclusions, Livingston studied 144 teenagers from the age of 12 months, all of whom had a father with an alcohol use disorder.
Since dating relationships begin in early adolescence, prevention programs must start with this age group in order to be effective in deterring teen dating violence.
About 19 percent said they had committed some form of dating violence and 69 percent said they were physically punished during childhood.
The study identified a significant association between corporal punishment during childhood and violence toward dating partners in adulthood.
Although more research is needed, Safe Dates, the Youth Relationships Project, the 4th R curriculum, the Ending Violence curriculum, and the Shifting Boundaries program are all promising practices for increasing awareness of the risks and consequences of dating violence and/or reducing teen dating violence behavior.
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“In addition, there is more marital conflict when there is alcohol addiction.” The study concluded that growing up in conditions like these can affect a child’s capacity to stay in control of their own behaviour, which can then lead to aggressive behaviour in early and middle childhood.