Developmental Pathways of Teen Dating Violence in a High-Risk Sample

Livingston | Eiden | Leonard
Researchers explored the effect of early childhood risks, such as parental alcoholism, on teens’ involvement with dating violence.

This project examined the developmental risk and protective factors associated with involvement in teen dating violence (TDV). An additional wave of data was collected from an existing longitudinal sample of adolescent girls and boys, who were in Grades 11-12. This sample of youth was originally recruited at 12 months of age, along with their parents, for an NIAAA-funded study of the effects of parental alcoholism on child development (Parenting and Infant Development Study, Rina Eiden, PI). The participants have been assessed at key developmental points since 12 months of age, with the most recent wave of data collection occurring at Grade 8. A dynamic cascade model of development will be used to explore the progression from early childhood (i.e., parental alcoholism and parenting behaviors) and early adolescent (i.e. social competence, self-regulation, substance use) risk factors to involvement in TDV during late adolescence.

Principal Investigator
Jennifer Livingston, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Rina Eiden, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Kenneth Leonard, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Funding agency
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

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