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Longitudinal Follow-up in the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV)

NCJ Number
304988
Author(s)
Elizabeth A. Mumford; Bruce G. Taylor; Weiwei Liu; Jennifer Copp; Peggy Giordano
Date Published
November 2021
Length
17 pages
Annotation

This the Final Summary Overview of a study that expanded available data on the social ecology of adolescent and young adult dating relationships through a deeper investigation regarding a longitudinal follow-up in the National Survey of Teen Relationships and intimate violence (STRiV).

Abstract

The current study expanded the data available on the social ecology of adolescent and young adult dating relationships through deeper investigation of relationship dynamics,  parental and peer perspectives, the nature of parental  communications and world views, and a more detailed individual emotional profile. With six waves of data, prior STRiV research has examined patterns of adolescent relationship abuse (ARA), conditional tolerance for hitting a dating partner, briefer scales of relationship dynamics, the role of adolescent financial behaviors in their dating relationship, and the role played by the attitudes and behavior of parents/caregivers. Results of SATRIV analyses also indicate an association between the STRiV dataset, which included samples of both youth/young adults and  an adult parent/caregiver from each household, consists of six annual waves of data, with geocodes available matched to waves 1-4. The study conducted consistent measurement of adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) perpetration among respondents ages 10-18 at baseline. STRiV is also one of the few ARA data sources with dyadic data from parents/caregivers. The project expanded available data to prior STRiV measurement, mainly through the extension of the measurement. The current study expanded available data on the social ecology of adolescent and young adult dating relationships through deeper investigation of relationship dynamics, perceptions of parental and peer perspectives, the nature of parental communications and world views, and a more detailed emotional profile. With six waves of data, prior STRiV research has examined patterns of ARA, conditional tolerance for hitting a dating partner, briefer scale of relationship dynamics, the role of adolescent financial behaviors in their dating relationship, and the role played by the attitudes and behavior of parents/caregivers. Results of STRIV analyses also point to the association between sexual harassment (SH) and ARA and ecological analyses of how SH perpetration, ARA victimization, and dating abuse-related stalking and harassment vary based on neighborhood census characteristics and FBI crime statistics. Further research is warranted, however, regarding the interplay of multiple levels of the social ecology made possible through the archived STRiV data.

Date Published: November 1, 2021