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Gender Variations in Dating Violence and Positive Conflict Resolution Among Mexican Adolescents

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Abstract:

The present study examined gender variations on dating violence and conflict resolution among Mexican adolescents. Two hundred and eighty-five high school students, aged 15 to 18 years, were recruited in Monterrey, Mexico. Verbal-emotional abuse was positively related to physical abuse and negatively associated with engagement of positive conflict resolution. No gender differences were found in physical abuse, verbal-emotional abuse, and positive conflict resolution. The findings have implications for the development of teen relationship violence intervention programs that focus on teaching positive conflict resolution skills to Mexican youth.

Keywords: INTERPERSONAL NEGOTIATION SKILLS; PHYSICAL ABUSE; TEEN RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE; VERBAL-EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.24.4.533

Publication date: August 1, 2009

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  • Violence and Victims discusses theory, research, policy, and clinical practice in the area of interpersonal violence and victimization across such disciplines as psychology, sociology, criminology, law, medicine, nursing, psychiatry, and social work.

    The journal's 2014 Impact Factor is 0.858.
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