Relationship Contexts as Sources of Socialization: An Exploration of Intimate Partner Violence Experiences of Economically Disadvantaged African American Adolescents

dc.contributor.author Landor, Antoinette
dc.contributor.author Hurt, Tera
dc.contributor.author Jordan (Hurt), Tera
dc.contributor.author Futris, Ted
dc.contributor.author Barton, Allen
dc.contributor.author McElroy, Stacey
dc.contributor.author Sheats, Kameron
dc.contributor.department Human Development and Family Studies
dc.date 2018-02-18T03:32:28.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:06:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T04:06:25Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.issued 2017-01-09
dc.description.abstract <p>Intimate partner violence (IPV) among African Americans is a serious public health concern. Research suggest that African Americans adolescents, particularly those from economically disadvantaged communities, are at heightened risk for experiencing and perpetrating dating violence compared to youth from other racial and ethnic groups. In the present study, we examined different relationship contexts that are sources of IPV socialization. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 22 economically disadvantaged African American adolescents. Content analysis yielded five relationship contexts through which the participants witnessed, experienced, and perpetrated IPV: (a) adolescents’ own dating relationships (64%), (b) siblings and extended family members (e.g., cousins, aunts, uncles) (59%), (c) parent-partners (27%), (d) friends (23%), and (e) neighbors (18%). Adolescents also frequently described IPV in their own dating relationships and in parent-partner relationships as mutual. Moreover, they appeared to minimize the experience of IPV in their own relationships. Efforts to reduce rates of IPV among economically disadvantaged African American adolescents should consider these relational contexts through which adolescents are socialized with regards to IPV and adolescents’ beliefs about mutual violence in relationships. Results highlight the importance of culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs that consider these relationship contexts.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article Journal of Child and Family Studies, January 2017, 1-11, The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/%20s10826-016-0650-z" target="_blank">10.1007/ s10826-016-0650-z</a>. Posted with permission..</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/38487
dc.language.iso en
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dc.source.uri 10.1007/s10826-016-0650-z
dc.subject.disciplines Civic and Community Engagement
dc.subject.disciplines Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Human Ecology
dc.subject.disciplines Race and Ethnicity
dc.subject.keywords Intimate partner violence
dc.subject.keywords adolescent dating violence
dc.subject.keywords teen dating violence
dc.subject.keywords relationships
dc.subject.keywords African Americans adolescents
dc.subject.keywords qualitative
dc.title Relationship Contexts as Sources of Socialization: An Exploration of Intimate Partner Violence Experiences of Economically Disadvantaged African American Adolescents
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