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Katie Kaukinen

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Kaukinen, Catherine. "Dating Violence Among College Students: The Risk and Protective Factors."Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. DOI: 10.1177/1524838014521321

Katie Kaukinen, School of Public Affairs

Article's Abstract

"The research review synthesizes the knowledge base on risk and protective factors for dating violence while highlighting its relevance to violence against college women. In particular, the review highlights the personal, family, relationship, and behavioral factors that heighten the risk of dating violence victimization and perpetration while also noting the methodological limitations of the current body of empirical research and identifying directions for future academic work. Researchers have identified the correlation between risky health and behavioral factors and dating violence, most often modeling these as part of the etiology of dating violence among college students. Less often have scholars explored these as co-occurring risk factors. This approach to dating violence may be used to develop meaningful and impactful interventions to reduce the incidence and prevalence of college dating violence while also addressing the other health risk behaviors that impact academic success and place students' well-being at risk." --from the journal. 

Posted: 05/21/2014