Thai female adolescents perceptions of dating violence

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Further, media exposure may impact adolescent attitudes surrounding dating violence, specifically the belief that violence is a way to resolve relationship problems (Manganello, 2008; Rivadeneyra & Lebo, 2008).

Adolescents with friends who experience dating violence are more likely to perpetrate violence against their dating partner (Foshee, Mc Naughton, Reyes, & Ennett, 2010).Few studies have given voice to the individuals themselves.Dating serves as an important developmental milestone as individuals come to understand social and relational goals. “UWM Women Reflect on Their International Experience, Host by UWM Women’s Resource Center and CON Center for Cultural Diversity & Global Health.” UWM Women Reflect on Their International Experience, Host by UWM Women’s Resource Center and CON Center for Cultural Diversity & Global Health. We explored adolescent females’ definitions of healthy and abusive relationships, experiences with unhealthy relationships, and responses to dating violence in order to develop effective strategies to intervene with this population.With respect to family influences, many individuals are socialized that violence is a normal and appropriate response to conflict in intimate family relationships (Hays et al., 2007).

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