After effects of dating violence
This study measured unwanted sexual pressures and physical abuse within relationships.
The study also had questions about other indicators of relationship characteristics to better understand patterns and consequences of abuse.
These gender differences should be interpreted cautiously.
In general, as youths developed higher quality relationships during the transition to adulthood, they moved away from abusive behaviors.The analyses of this unique longitudinal sample of adolescents and young adults provide several insights for policy and practice.First, relationship abuse peaks in young adulthood.Nearly 1 in 5 felt unwanted sexual pressures at some point within their romantic relationship.Figure 1: Age curve pattern for intimate partner violence perpetration by gender from ages 13 to 28.