Partner Violence and Girls’ Educational and Vocational Development

Partner Violence and Girls’ Educational and Vocational Development:

In-depth interviews reveal a broad range of violence against girls—with far-reaching and enduring effects
 
by Krista M. Chronister, associate professor, College of Education, Counseling Psychology Program
 
“National data show that nearly 10 percent of adolescents reported physical violence from a dating partner in the previous year, and nearly three of every 10 adolescents reported psychological abuse victimization in the previous year. Girls experience a broad range of dating abuse from their partners. Our team’s in-depth interviews with 19 girls from racially, ethnically, socioeconomically, and geographically diverse backgrounds revealed the breadth of violence that girls experienced and the far-reaching and enduring impact of such violence on their educational engagement and vocational development.”—Krista M. Chronister’s paper is now available online in the Winter 2012 issue of CSWS Research Matters.
URL: 
http://csws.uoregon.edu/?p=12330