Dating violence among college men and women

Implications and intervention strategies to address dating violence among college students are discussed. Reviews literature since 1980 on college men as perpetrators of acquaintance rape and other forms of sexual assault. As expected, several environmental characteristics (e.g., young patrons, pool playing) and social behaviors (e.g., alcohol consumption, leaving the bar with strangers) were associated with more severe bar-related aggression experienced by women during the past year These results shed light on the significant problem of bar-related aggression against women and can potentially be used to develop prevention and educational programs. Although many research studies have utilized routine activities theory to predict sexual assault using individual-level factors, little is known about the effect of school-level factors on a student's risk of sexual assault.Topics include (1) the definition and incidence of acquaintance rape and sexual assault, (2) perpetrator characteristics, (3) situations associated with sexual assault, and (4) men's misperception of women's sexual intent. Based on interviews from 3,036 randomly selected students and surveys from 11 randomly selected colleges in the United States, a hierarchical linear model was created to predict student victimizations by school characteristics.It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.It can happen whether you are young or old, and in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.But they can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, like hitting, stalking, or preventing you from using birth control.

Spirituality also contributed to the models for men and women. "College men as perpetrators of acquaintance rape and sexual assault: A review of recent research." Journal of American College Health 40(4): 175-181. The present study is an initial examination of the extent to which the environmental characteristics of bars and social behaviors that women engage in when drinking in this setting are associated with bar-related aggression. The efficacy of routine activities theory is examined to explain sexual assault on the college campus.

Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.

Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.

However, there is an interaction between gender and current relationship status which indicates females who are not currently in a relationship are more accepting of wife-perpetrated marital violence than female college students currently in a dating relationship.

This study lends insight into the mechanisms that make men and women more accepting of violence among marital partners.