Acceptability of dating violence and expectations of relationship harm among adolescent girls exposed to intimate partner violence

Authors: 
Lee, M. S. ,
Begun, S.,
DePrince, A. P.,
Chu, A. T.
Year Published: 2016
Type: 
Journal Article
Journal Name: 
Psychological Trauma: Theory Research Practice and Policy
Volume: 8

Issue: 4
Organization: 
American Psychological Association
Abstract: 

In this study, the authors explored the acceptability of dating violence and expectations of relationship harm among adolescent girls exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). Female adolescents (n=79) in in the child welfare system self-reported frequency of witnessing IPV in childhood, ambivalent sexism, and acceptability of dating violence. A lexical-decision task was used to assess implicit relationship-to-harm priming, which reflects the degree to which people automatically assume that relationships include harm. Consistent with hypotheses, frequency of witnessing IPV was significantly associated with strength of implicit relationship-to-harm associations, and implicit relationship-to-harm associations and hostile sexism were significantly associated the attitude that dating violence is acceptable. There was a significant indirect effect of witnessing IPV and acceptability of dating violence through relationship-to-harm associations. Modified Author Abstract.

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