Dating violence among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents: results from a community survey

Author: 
Freedner,Naomi
Freed,Lorraine H.
Yang,Y.Wendy
Austin,S.Bryn
Reprint Status: 
IN FILE
Start Page: 
469
End Page: 
474
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Journal of Adolescent Health
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 
A growing concern within the public health domain is the impact that intimate partner violence is having not only among adults, but increasingly among adolescents as well. This study examined dating violence patterns among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual adolescents sampled from a youth rights rally in the Northeast in 2000. The questionnaire included items concerning demographic variables (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, and living situation) as well as items adapted from the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Victimization and Dating Relationships Survey, and Conflict Tactics Scale. Results revealed that bisexual males and females were most likely to be threatened with outing by a partner. Additionally, bisexual males were more likely to report some type of abuse while bisexual females had greater odds of reporting sexual abuse when compared with the heterosexual adolescents. Dating violence as a phenomenon among adolescents clearly requires further investigation.
Topic Areas: 
Adolescent/High School, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Prevalence
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
2311
Publication Date: 
2002/12