All eight measures of knowledge increased singificantly between the pretest and posttest in both schools.The mean score for knowledge of dating violence facts and myths increased from 5.2 at pretest to 8.4 at posttest out of a maximum of 10.Because victims and their abusers often attend the same school, it is difficult for survivors to avoid their perpetrator and further victimization.
Despite limitations, correlational research suggests that victims of teen dating violence are more likely to Abusers involved in teen dating violence create a pattern of behavior for themselves, which puts them at risk for ruining future relationships.
In addition, perpetrators of teen dating violence may be more likely to bully and perpetrate violence against their peers.
A total of 221 students completed both the pretest and posttest exams, of whom 32 were from the private school.
Pretest levels of knowledge of dating violence were low.
Sadly, teens and young women experience the highest rates of sexual assault, stalking and rape.
The effects of teen dating violence go far beyond physical and emotional trauma.
It can also make it difficult for the survivor to focus during class or study.
As a result, high school students who experience abuse are twice as likely than other students to have grades of mostly Ds or Fs. As WOWs Living Below the Line report illustrates, education increases ones ability to become economically secure, especially for women.
The curriculum consisted of interactive activities, games and role plays addressing the definition of dating violence, dating violence norms, gender stereotyping, conflict management skills and forms of support that may be provided to friends in abusive relationships.