Youth Violence Trajectories and Proximal Characteristics of Intimate Partner Violence

Social Development Research Group, University of Washington, Seattle 98115. USA.
Violence and Victims (Impact Factor: 1.28). 02/2007; 22(3):259-74. DOI: 10.1891/088667007780842793
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Analyses first examined the developmental course of intimate partner violence (IPV), beginning with trajectories of youth violence. We then examined potential mediators of prior youth violence trajectories in models predicting later IPV perpetration as an outcome. Potential mediators
include risks associated with the individual (e.g., current alcohol and drug use and mental health diagnosis), characteristics of a perpetrator's partner (e.g., use of alcohol/drugs and history of antisocial behavior), and aspects of the surrounding community (e.g., neighborhood norms favorable
to violence and drug use). Data are from the Seattle Social Development Project, a longitudinal study of over 800 individuals followed from elementary school to young adulthood (age 24). Findings suggest that both chronic and late-increaser patterns of youth violence elevated the likelihood
of later IPV perpetration. Partial mediation effects of the relation between youth violence and IPV were found for variables related to one's partner and the surrounding community. Individual characteristics of the perpetrator were not uniquely predictive of IPV when measured as a risk index
and modeled along with other risk factors. Findings indicate that the risk of IPV could be lessened by addressing earlier forms of violence and by intervening to reduce risks within and across domains of influence.

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    • "These were recoded as none, a few, or more than a few. These items were included because the literature suggests that individuals who have peers who use alcohol (Guo et al. 2009; Herrenkohl et al. 2007) are more likely to engage in violent behavior. "
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    • "Two classes of individual characteristics have been linked to intimate partner violence: risky behaviors and dispositional factors. First, a common predictor is substance use including drug and alcohol use; however, these associations may not be as strong or consistent as once thought (Caetano et al. 2005; Eaton et al. 2007; Feingold et al. 2008; Herrenkohl et al. 2007; Schluter et al. 2008; Schnurr and Lohman 2008; Temple and Freeman 2011). Second, early sexual activity including the number of partners has been linked to intimate partner violence (Cleveland et al. 2003; Halpern et al. 2001; Maxwell et al. 2003; Roberts and Klein 2003). "
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    • "Acceptance of violence in dating relationships 1 Foshee et al. (2001) Adolescent antisocial behavior 1 Andrews et al. (2000) Age (older than age 18) 1 McCloskey and Lichter (2003) Aggression-tolerant attitudes 1 Connolly et al. (2010) Alcohol use 1 Foshee et al. (2001) Anxiety 1 Foshee et al. (2010) Child's sex 1 McCloskey and Lichter (2003) Chronic offenders of violence throughout adolescence 1 Herrenkohl et al. (2007) Depression 3 Cleveland et al. (2003); Foshee et al. (2010); McCloskey and Lichter (2003) Drinking—frequency by volume 1 Cleveland et al. (2003) Drug and alcohol use 1 Schnurr and Lohman (2008) 8th grade sexual initiation 1 O'Donnell et al. (2006) Emotional distress 1 Tschann et al. (2009) Fighting 1 Cleveland et al. (2003) General aggression 2 Kerr and Capaldi (2011); O'Donnell et al. (2006) General antisocial behavior 1 Lavoie et al. (2002) Having sex before love-telling 1 Cleveland et al. (2003) Higher number of sex partners 1 Cleveland et al. (2003) History of physical aggression 1 Gidycz et al. (2007) History of sexual aggression 1 Ozer et al. (2004) History of verbal aggression 1 Gidycz et al. (2007) Late increasing pattern of violence in adolescence 1 Herrenkohl et al. (2007) Marijuana use 1 Foshee et al. (2010) Prior dating violence 2 Tschann et al. (2009); Wolfe et al. (2004) Race/Ethnicity 3 Connolly et al. (2010); Foshee et al. (2001); Foshee et al. (2010) Sex desirability 1 Cleveland et al. (2003) Substance use 1 O'Donnell et al. (2006) Suicide attempt 1 Kerr and Capaldi (2011) Total drinking 1 Cleveland et al. (2003) Trauma symptoms 1 Wolfe et al. (2004) Trauma-related anger 1 Wolfe et al. (2004) Use of aggressive media 1 Connolly et al. (2010) Relationship level risk factors Aversive family communication 1 Andrews et al. (2000) Childhood physical abuse 1 Linder and Collins (2005) Early involvement with antisocial peers 1 Schnurr and Lohman (2008) Engagement in peer violence 2 Foshee et al. (2010); Ozer et al. (2004) Exposure to father-to-mother violence 1 Tschann et al. (2009) Exposure to interparental violence 1 Tschann et al. (2009) Exposure to mother-to-father "
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