Adolescent Conflict and Young Adult Couple Relationships: Directionality of Violence
Susana Gaspara Paíno Quesada
Departamento de Psicología Clínica y Experimental, Universidad de Huelva, España.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1702-2452
Noelia Aguilera-Jiménez
Luís Rodríguez-Franco
Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Díaz
Jose Ramón Alameda-Bailén
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Keywords

Dating Violence
Adolescents
Youth
Victimization
Perpetration
Bidirectional Violence
Unidirectional Violence

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Paíno Quesada, S., Aguilera-Jiménez, N., Rodríguez-Franco, L., Rodríguez-Díaz, F., & Alameda-Bailén, J. (2020). Adolescent Conflict and Young Adult Couple Relationships: Directionality of Violence. International Journal of Psychological Research, 13(2), 36-48. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.4364
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Abstract

The objective of this research was to study victimization and aggression in adolescent and young couple relationships, as well as to identify the directionality of violence perpetration in a sample of 984 people between 15 and 31 years of age, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% were men. Regarding the educational level of the population under study, 26% were students of junior high school, senior high school, or vocational training and 56.5% were college students. The research design followed the nonprobability purposive sampling method and used the DVQ-R questionnaire. The results suggest that violence is 65.2% bidirectional and 14.30% unidirectional, being bidirectionality more frequent in psychological violence and decreasing when physical violence occurs. The results reveal the need to integrate the different modalities of dating violence (unidirectional and bidirectional) and unperceived violence –that gives rise to technical abuse– into the different prevention programs addressed to adolescents and youth.

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