What is it about?

This study summarizes and combines data from 98 unique studies to best understand the association between witnessing parents engage in physical or psychological aggression toward one another and later dating aggression for teens and young adults.

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Why is it important?

Children who witness their parents engage in physical (e.g., hitting) and psychological (e.g., name calling) aggression with each other are more likely to behave in similar ways in their teen and young adult dating relationships. This study is important because it provides evidences that patterns of behavior continue across time and that prevention efforts should continue to include education to reduce aggressive behavior within the home and to change ingrained acceptability of aggression to resolve interpersonal conflicts.

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This page is a summary of: A meta-analysis of interparental aggression with adolescent and young adult physical and psychological dating aggression., Psychology of Violence, October 2019, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/vio0000266.
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