Perceptions of adolescents, parents, and school personnel from a predominantly Cuban American community regarding dating and teen dating violence prevention.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of dating relationships and teen dating violence prevention within a predominantly Cuban American community in Miami-Dade County. Eight focus groups (n = 74 participants) with adolescents of Hispanic origin (n = 29), their parents (n = 29), and school personnel (n = 16) were conducted and analyzed using content analysis. Four themes characterized the nature and context of dating relationships among adolescents of Hispanic origin: YOLO -You Only Live Once, cultural unity but social division, dating is not going out, and the social environment challenges healthy relationships. The information generated from this study can be used to develop culturally tailored teen dating violence prevention programs targeting youth of Hispanic origin.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez-Guarda, RM; Cummings, AM; Pino, K; Malhotra, K; Becerra, MM; Lopez, JE

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 117 - 127

PubMed ID

  • 24481848

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-240X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-6891

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/nur.21588


  • eng