Department of Sociology, 512 Bellamy Building, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.
The Continuation of Intimate Partner Violence From Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2013
Copyright © National Council on Family Relations, 2013
Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume 75, Issue 2, pages 300–313, April 2013
How to Cite
Cui, M., Ueno, K., Gordon, M. and Fincham, F. D. (2013), The Continuation of Intimate Partner Violence From Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75: 300–313. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12016
This article was edited by Cheryl Buehler.
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 14 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 14 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 AUG 2011
- intimate partner violence;
- young adulthood
Little attention has been paid to whether violence in adolescent romantic relationships is associated with relationship violence later in young adulthood. This study examined the continuation of intimate partner violence (IPV) from adolescence to young adulthood. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, results from negative binomial models and propensity score models showed that being victimized by relationship partners in adolescence was significantly associated with both perpetration and victimization in romantic relationships in young adulthood. Women reported higher levels of perpetration and lower levels of victimization than men did. Those who were living together (married or cohabiting) reported higher levels of victimization and perpetration than those who were dating. Further, such associations existed beyond the effects of parent–child violence and general aggression tendencies, suggesting the continuation of relationship-specific violence. Finally, these patterns persisted after controlling for participants' age, race and ethnicity, parental education, and family structure.