Teen Dating Violence: Associations with Individual and Contextual Factors

Ludin, Samantha, Clinical Psychology - Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Bradshaw, Catherine, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

This dissertation presents a series of studies focused on teen dating violence and related individual and school correlates. This dissertation follows the Curry School of Education Guidelines for Manuscript Style Dissertations; specifically, this manuscript-style dissertation calls for the doctoral candidate to be the principle author on three research manuscripts and submit an introduction (linking document) that describes the conceptual and theoretical linkages among the three manuscripts. I am the lead author on all three manuscripts presented here in their entirety. A description of the three manuscripts and conceptual linking statement are provided below.
(1) A conceptual linking statement that provides a cohesive theoretical framework for the three separate manuscripts included in the dissertation
(2) An empirical study of cross-national differences in individual-level risk factors for physical and emotional dating violence victimization in Mexican and American adolescents entitled, “A Cross-National Comparison of Risk Factors for Teen Dating Violence in Mexico and the United States” (Ludin, Bottiani, Debnam, Orozco Solis, & Bradshaw, 2017; published in Journal of Youth and Adolescence).
(3) A comprehensive review of the literature on teen dating violence and school connectedness, entitled, “Does Connectedness at School Influence Risk of Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Perpetration? A Comprehensive Review” (Ludin & Bradshaw, in preparation).

(4) An empirical study employing multilevel modeling entitled, “Exploring the Association Between Dating Violence and School Connectedness in White/Caucasian, Black, and Hispanic Adolescents: A Multilevel Study of Individual and School Influences.”

PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Teen dating violence, cross-national study, intimate partner violence, school climate, school connectedness, school engagement, race/ethnicity
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