Investigates the validity of time frame in studies of interpersonal violence among high school students. Statistics on interpersonal violence; Methods utilized on the study; Percentage of students reporting and mean frequency reports for each item by time frame and for each type of agression by time frame
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Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Many researchers assume that prevalence and incidence estimates of sexual violence are valid and can be extrapolated or interpolated to different time frames. The authors assessed three studies that contained a total of 687 high school students. Respondents gave absolute estimates of nonphysical, physical, and sexual aggression during the past 1 month, 6 months, and 12 months that did not differ significantly. Estimates were sensitive to item severity, sex of perpetrator, and sex of victim but were insensitive to the time period over which they were asked to estimate. This suggests that self-reports of interpersonal violence may be strongly affected by other factors in addition to the number of times the events have actually occurred.
Adolescent/High School, Disclosure, Statistics