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Family and school socioeconomic disadvantage: interactive influences on adolescent dating violence victimization.

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Spriggs, AL; Halpern, CT; Herring, AH; Schoenbach, VJ
Published in: Social science & medicine (1982)
June 2009

Although low socioeconomic status has been positively associated with adult partner violence, its relationship to adolescent dating violence remains unclear. Further, few studies have examined the relationship between contextual disadvantage and adolescent dating violence, or the interactive influences of family and contextual disadvantage. Guided by social disorganization theory, relative deprivation theory, and gendered resource theory, we analyzed data from the U.S. National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (1994-1996) to explore how family and school disadvantage relate to dating violence victimization. Psychological and minor physical victimization were self-reported by adolescents in up to six heterosexual romantic or sexual relationships. Family and school disadvantage were based on a principal component analysis of socioeconomic indicators reported by adolescents and parents. In weighted multilevel random effects models, between-school variability in dating violence victimization was proportionately small but substantive: 10% for male victimization and 5% for female victimization. In bivariate analyses, family disadvantage was positively related to victimization for both males and females; however, school disadvantage was only related to males' physical victimization. In models adjusted for race/ethnicity, relative age within the school, and mean school age, neither family nor school disadvantage remained related to males' victimization. For females, family disadvantage remained significantly positively associated with victimization, but was modified by school disadvantage: family disadvantage was more strongly associated with dating violence victimization in more advantaged schools. Findings support gendered resource theory, and suggest that status differentials between females and their school context may increase their vulnerability to dating violence victimization.

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Published In

Social science & medicine (1982)

DOI

EISSN

1873-5347

ISSN

0277-9536

Publication Date

June 2009

Volume

68

Issue

11

Start / End Page

1956 / 1965

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • United States
  • Social Class
  • Schools
  • Public Health
  • Prospective Studies
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
 

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Spriggs, A. L., Halpern, C. T., Herring, A. H., & Schoenbach, V. J. (2009). Family and school socioeconomic disadvantage: interactive influences on adolescent dating violence victimization. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 68(11), 1956–1965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.015
Spriggs, Aubrey L., Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Amy H. Herring, and Victor J. Schoenbach. “Family and school socioeconomic disadvantage: interactive influences on adolescent dating violence victimization.Social Science & Medicine (1982) 68, no. 11 (June 2009): 1956–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.015.
Spriggs AL, Halpern CT, Herring AH, Schoenbach VJ. Family and school socioeconomic disadvantage: interactive influences on adolescent dating violence victimization. Social science & medicine (1982). 2009 Jun;68(11):1956–65.
Spriggs, Aubrey L., et al. “Family and school socioeconomic disadvantage: interactive influences on adolescent dating violence victimization.Social Science & Medicine (1982), vol. 68, no. 11, June 2009, pp. 1956–65. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.03.015.
Spriggs AL, Halpern CT, Herring AH, Schoenbach VJ. Family and school socioeconomic disadvantage: interactive influences on adolescent dating violence victimization. Social science & medicine (1982). 2009 Jun;68(11):1956–1965.
Journal cover image

Published In

Social science & medicine (1982)

DOI

EISSN

1873-5347

ISSN

0277-9536

Publication Date

June 2009

Volume

68

Issue

11

Start / End Page

1956 / 1965

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • United States
  • Social Class
  • Schools
  • Public Health
  • Prospective Studies
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female