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Gender Attitudes, Bystander Interventions, and Dating and Sexual Violence Perpetration among Adolescent Males in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

01 Feb 2018

Purpose: Dating violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV) are significant public health problems for adolescents, and are associated with poor health outcomes for those who experience such abuse, such as suicidal ideation, alcohol misuse, and future victimization. Gender inequitable attitudes (e.g., rigid masculinity norms) are potential modifiable targets for perpetration prevention, while bystander intentions and behaviors are key learned skills that can interrupt DV/SV perpetration among peers. We sought to explore these associations with DV/SV perpetration using a unique community-based sample of adolescent males from disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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