For example, in his seminal study on the motivations for dating violence in a college sample, Makepeace found that intimidation was the most common self-reported reason for male perpetrated physical aggression and self-defense was the most frequently endorsed motive for female perpetrated aggression. Findings are presented in Table 1. Because you were afraid your partner was going to leave you. A framework for prevention programming. Results indicated that there were no significant gender differences on any of the seven motive categories depending on the severity of violence. At the time of the study, the mean number of months that participants reported dating their partners was
10-year trends in physical dating violence victimization among U.S. adolescent males.
Results indicated that communication difficulties and self-defense were among the most frequently endorsed motive categories for both male and female perpetrated dating violence. It depends on what you mean by starting: Log transformations were utilized to correct for skewed distributions of all dating violence variables. Researchers have suggested the utility and benefit of including strategies that enhance adaptive skills e. Elmquist and colleagues in press demonstrated that, with the exception of retaliation and expression of negative emotions i.