Violence Exposure and Teen Dating Violence Among African American Youth Article (Web of Science)


  • This study examines the relationships between exposure to violence in the community, school, and family with dating violence attitudes and behaviors among 175 urban African American youth. Age, gender, state support and experiences with neglect, school violence, and community violence were the most significant predictors of acceptance of dating violence. Experiences with community violence and age were important predictors of dating violence perpetration and victimization. Findings highlight the importance of planning prevention programs that address variables affecting attitudes and behaviors of high-risk youth who have already been exposed to multiple types of violence.


  • Black, Beverly M.
  • Chido, Lisa M.
  • Preble, Kathleen M.
  • Weisz, Arlene N.
  • Yoon, Jina S.
  • Delaney-Black, Virginia
  • Kernsmith, Poco
  • Lewandowski, Linda A.

publication date

  • 2015

published in

number of pages

  • 21

start page

  • 2174

end page

  • 2195


  • 30


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