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Predicting Victimization and Violence Perpetration in Adolescent Relationships


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Težak, Kristina. (2013). Predicting Victimization and Violence Perpetration in Adolescent Relationships. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Ajduković, Dean].

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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between violent behaviors in adolescent relationships with individual differences in various characteristics and to determine the contribution of these variables in predicting the same violent behaviors, separately for both genders. The study included a total of 390 participants from different parts of Croatia, and 271 participants (109 males and 162 females) were romantically involved in the past year. Results were collected using the instrument that included questions on socio-demographic data and experience of a relationship, as well as Scale of false beliefs about a quality relationship, Self-esteem scale, Anger expression scale and Dating violence perpetration and victimization questionnaire. In predicting victimization and perpetrated violence the best predictor is commited and experienced violence in a relationship, and this applies to both genders. In addition, males who have false beliefs about a quality relationship and express anger in destructive indirect way reported more perpetration of violence in a relationship. Male participants who are in longer relationships and also have false beliefs about a quality relationship experienced more violence. Females who perpetrated violence are those who express their anger in destructive ways (direct and indirect), have more false beliefs about a quality relationship and have been in longer relationships. For women, the only significant predictor of experienced violence is the commited violence.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: violence, victimization, adolescent relationships, prediction
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Ajduković, Dean
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 15:49
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:24

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