CitationPolicastro, Christina & Daigle, Leah E. (2019). A Gendered Analysis of the Effects of Social Ties and Risky Behavior on Intimate Partner Violence Victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. vol. 34 (8) pp. 1657-1682
AbstractRecent studies have begun to explore how social ties relate to adolescent dating violence. Building upon prior literature that investigates the relationship between lifestyle patterns and dating violence, the current research explores how social ties developed early in life may indirectly affect intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization risk among adults by influencing risky behavior in late adolescence. Furthermore, the study explores the possibility that the relationship between social ties, risk behavior, and IPV may be gendered. To examine the direct and indirect effects, the current study uses data from three waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) to estimate multiple mediation models. Peer engagement and adolescent risky behavior have significant direct effects on IPV risk in young adulthood. Tests of indirect effects provide evidence of mediation with the social tie measures indirectly influencing IPV risk via their influence on risky behavior. Finally, there is evidence that the pathways to IPV victimization vary by sex. Implications for theory and policy, and directions for future research are discussed.
Keyword(s)intimate partner violence risky behavior social ties
Notes1552-6518 Policastro, Christina Daigle, Leah E Journal article J Interpers Violence. 2016 Jun 1. pii: 0886260516652271.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Daigle, Leah E.