Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $452,891)
This two-year project will address current measurement limitations to investigate contextual cues and the sequencing of victimization and perpetration events through daily measurement of violent and aggressive interpersonal interactions using ecological momentary assessment (EMA). EMA data will be collected multiple times over the course of the day every other week for a six-week interval in a sample (n = 350) drawn from the NIJ-funded Interpersonal Conflict and Resolution (iCOR) Study, a nationally representative longitudinal study of 18- to 32-year old adults. Research Objective 1 is to determine the sequencing of various forms of interpersonal conflict across all potential conflicts of the day, irrespective of whether the incidents end violently. Objective 2 is to assess the role of conflict management styles and emotion regulation in mediating the escalation of conflicts and the transition from victimization to offending (and vice-versa). Objective 3 is to assess proximal and distal factors that facilitate daily conflict escalation or transition between victimization to offending (or vice-versa) that are identified as important theoretical constructs in research on aggression. This objective will be achieved by linking the EMA data collected in this study with the three waves of longitudinal iCOR data available on the study participants.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).