College-aged women experience a higher rate of partner violence than any other age group.
Teens who abuse their girlfriends or boyfriends do the same things as adults who abuse their partners.(Psyc INFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved) Kelley, E. On Black Friday, Nadia Ezaldein, a University of Chicago student, was working at a Chicago Nordstrom when her ex-boyfriend entered the store, found her in the accessories department, and shot her to death. A day earlier, on Thanksgiving, Shannon Jones, a student at Cornell University, was allegedly strangled to death by her boyfriend during an argument.In terms of grades, 3.3% of 9th grade girls and 2.8% of 9th grade boys reported experiencing violence, while 5.5% of 12th grade girls and 2.3% of 12th grade boys reported experiencing violence. (A sample of actively dating college students responded to a survey examining courtship violence. Relationships between intimate partner violence and well-being. (Data consisted of 7,395 married and cohabiting heterosexual couples drawn from wave 1 of the National Survey of Families and Households . Results suggest that male violence decreased with higher educational attainment, while female violence increased.) Brown, G. Gender as a factor in the response of the law-enforcement system to violence against partners. (Summarizes partner violence data from the 1999 Canadian General Social Survey . Authors report that there were no significant differences between the sexes in self reported perpetration of physical abuse.) Allen-Collinson, J. A marked man: Female perpetrated intimate partner abuse. (In Chapter 5 author presents data from an internet survey of 3600 divorced German fathers. In terms of measures: subjects were asked "how many arguments during the past year resulted in 'you hitting, shoving or throwing things at a partner.' They were also asked how many arguments ended with their partner, 'hitting, shoving or throwing things at you.'" Author reports that, "victimization rates are slightly higher among men than women .") Archer, J. Sex differences in aggression between heterosexual partners: A meta-analytic review. (Meta-analyses of sex differences in physical aggression indicate that women were more likely than men to use one or more acts of physical aggression and to use such acts more frequently. (In interviews with 1,200 randomly selected Canadians found that women both engaged in and initiated violence at higher rates than their male partners.) Bohannon, J. The GSS is based on a representative sample of 25,876 persons. Conclusion: Results suggest that DV prevention programming for college students should incorporate focus on coping skills and decreasing accepting attitudes of DV.