Youth Dating Violence in Switzerland

TitreYouth Dating Violence in Switzerland
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBarrense-Dias, Y, Berchtold, A, Akré, C, Surís, J-C
Conference NameJournal of Adolescent Health
Date Published02/2017
PublisherElsevier BV
ISBN Number1054-139X (ISSN)
Mots-clésand Child Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Pediatrics, Perinatology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Public Health

Purpose: To assess the characteristics of offenders and victims of youth dating violence.
Methods: Data were drawn from the second wave (2015-16) of the GenerationFRee study, a Swiss longitudinal in-school survey including 2627 youths aged 15-22. Dating violence was defined as psychological (insults and threats), physical (to push and hit) or sexual (to insist and to force to have sex) and to happen in an intimate relationship. Participants were divided into four groups: non-violent (64.7%), offender-only (7.1%), victim-only (3.9%), victim-offender (20.1%).They were compared according to demographic, family and academic data, emotional well-being, pubertal timing and risk behaviors (current smoking, alcohol misuse, cannabis and illegal drugs use, violent and antisocial behaviors). All significant variables (p<.05) at the bivariate level were included in a multinomial regression analysis using non-violent as the reference.


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Citation Key / SERVAL ID8148
Peer reviewRefereed


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