Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $998,574)
The study purpose is to provide reliable measurement of the complex balance of positive and negative relationship dynamics (RDs) within adolescent and young adult relationships over time to inform prevention efforts for dating violence. This project will generate a new set of measures of adolescent/young adult RDs in a pilot test with a sample of 1,000 daters ages 15-24 (1/3 ages 15-17; 2/3 ages 18-24). Subsequently, in two waves of parent/youth surveys with the nationally representative STRiV cohort (2013 baseline n=2,354 dyads), the researchers will investigate the role of RDs and emotional regulation capacity in the longitudinal development of victimization and perpetration, assessing escalation/desistance at the individual level and capturing dating violence patterns in the adolescent transition to young adulthood. In addition, they will investigate the direct effects of parent perspectives/behaviors on dating violence outcomes, as well as the mediating effects of parent perspectives/behaviors on the association between RDs and dating violence outcomes. Information about disclosure of dating violence to law enforcement, friends, family, clergy or counselor will be collected along with perceptions of helpfulness for each disclosure.
"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2CFR 200.210(a)(14).