Aggression and violence in dating relationships

05-Oct-2019 09:41

Similarly, in our relationship development study, a national, longitudinal sample of 1,278 emerging adults in unmarried relationships (aged 18 to 34), we found that 48 percent of the unmarried adults reported some sort of physical aggression in the history of their relationship.The percentages in our sample are likely higher due to the wider age range and other differences.“It appears that family dynamics occurring in the preschool years and in middle childhood are critical in the development of aggression and dating violence in the teenage years,” she explained.

Even the elderly may have reason to fear those who should be their caretakers.While the percentages in these studies may seem high to you, they are consistent with many other studies of those in these earlier stages of life.