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Violence in adolescent romantic relationships: role of perceived peer norms and experience of domestic violence


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Vrandečić-Loje, Matea. (2013). Violence in adolescent romantic relationships: role of perceived peer norms and experience of domestic violence. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Ajduković, Dean].

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The aim was to explore the relationship of some aspects of adolescent dating violence with the perception of perpetrated violence in intimate relationships among peers and experience with domestic violence. We were also interested in identifying predictors that can explain adolescent dating violence. The study included 200 male and female pupils in fourth grade of secondary schools in Zagreb and Velika Gorica. The instruments consisted of a demographic questionnaire, the Inaccurate beliefs about healthy romantic relationship scale, Dating violence perpetration and victimization questionnaire, Recognition of violent behaviors in romantic relationship scale (Ajduković, Löw and Sušac, 2011), Domestic violence scale (M. Ajduković and Rajhvajn Bulat, 2011) and Perceived peer dating violence questionnaire. The results showed that there is a moderate positive correlation between perceptions of perpetrated violence in a peer group, and perpetrated and experienced violence. Participants with more exposure to domestic violence report more perpetrated dating violence. Girls more often commit violence, while boys more often experience it. Perpetration of violence is an important variable in explaining dating victimization, and vice versa. Perceived violence in a peer group significantly contributes to the explanation of perpetrated violence in intimate relationships. Incorrect beliefs and recognizing violence are not significant predictors of perpetrated violence and dating victimization.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescents, dating violence, peer group, domestic violence
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Ajduković, Dean
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 09:38
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:04

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