20% of high schoolers admit to commiting violence against romantic partner

Note: Because this story spans both education and cognitive science, I’m cross-posting it on both my Education Blog and my Cognitive Science Blog.

HealthDay (via USA Today) reports:

Almost one-fifth of high-school students admit they physically abused someone they were dating, and those same students were likely to have abused other students and their siblings, a new study finds.

The study provides new details about the links between various types of violence, said study lead author Emily F. Rothman, an associate professor at the Boston University School of Public Health.

“There’s a huge overall connection between perpetration of dating violence and the perpetration of other forms of youth violence,” she said. “The majority of students who were being violent with their dating partners were generally violent…”


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