In some countries, domestic violence is often seen as justified, particularly in cases of actual or suspected infidelity on the part of the woman, and is legally permitted.
There is evidence that there exists a direct and significant correlation between a country's level of gender equality and actual rates of domestic violence.
This study describes the development and validation of three Attitudes Towards Male Dating Violence (AMDV) Scales and three Attitudes Towards Female Dating Violence (AFDV) Scales.
These scales measure attitudes toward use of psychological, physical, and sexual dating violence, respectively, by boys and by girls.
Moreover, a history of childhood abuse is associated with increased risk for continued victimization and/or the perpetration of aggression in future relationships, such as dating relationships (White & Widom, 2003; Wolfe, Wekerle, Scott, Straatman, & Grasley, 2004).
This phenomenon, known as the intergenerational transmission of violence (Kalmuss, 1984), is well established empirically (Gratz, Paulson, Jakupcak, & Tull, 2009; Wolfe et al., 2004).
Singly or in combination, the Attitudes Towards Dating Violence Scales can be used to increase our understanding of the development and maintenance of violence-supportive attitudes in adolescents of all ages.
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Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse, battering, or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
Intimate partner violence is violence by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner.
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