Dating violence among

A greater understanding of how victimization clusters among young people, the distribution, the prevalence, the associated socio-demographic, contextual and behavioural factors and consequences for health of the population in the UK, especially among young people, is required to inform intervention and policy development.and the UK Home Office definition reflects a continuum of DRV.Evidence of associations between socio-demographic factors and adolescent DRV victimization is equivocal, with most studies undertaken in North America.A review of 61 studies reported lower socio-economic status (SES) was associated with an increased risk for DRV victimization.

The high prevalence, absence of gender differences and social patterning, suggests DRV victimization may be becoming normalized and is of significant public health importance for young people in England and Wales.

Cross-sectional self-report data were collected from 1751 students aged 16–19 at six FE settings in England and Wales.

Factor analysis examined the structure of DRV victimization by gender.

Dating and relationship violence (DRV) is under-researched in the UK, especially among Further Education (FE) students.

This study examines the association between DRV victimization and socio-demographic characteristics, sexual identity and dating and relationship behaviours among 16–19 year olds FE students.

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