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Exploring the Link Between Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Teen Dating Violence Victimization Among High School Students: The Influence of School Context.
Health Educ Behav. 2016 10; 43(5):528-36.HE

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Adolescence is a developmental period when dating behavior is first initiated and when the risk of abuse by or against a dating partner begins to emerge. It is also one in which experimentation with alcohol and illicit substances typically begins. The current study examined the association between recent alcohol use and recent marijuana use and the experience of physical and verbal teen dating violence (TDV) victimization while considering the potential influence of school contextual variables.

METHOD

Data came from 27,758 high school students attending 58 Maryland public high schools. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to identify student- and school-level predictors associated with TDV.

RESULTS

Results indicated that approximately 11% of students reported experiencing physical TDV and 11% of students reported experiencing verbal TDV over the past year. In addition, 33% of students reported recent alcohol use and 21% reported recent marijuana use. Hierarchical linear modeling results revealed that students who reported frequent recent alcohol or recent marijuana use were at increased odds of experiencing physical (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]alcohol = 2.80, p < .001; AORmarijuana = 2.03, p < .001) or verbal TDV (AORalcohol = 2.63, p < .001; AORmarijuana = 2.20, p < .001) victimization compared to students who reported little or no alcohol or marijuana use. School support was a protective factor for both physical TDV (AOR = 0.74, p < .001) and verbal TDV (AOR = 0.76, p < .001) victimization.

CONCLUSIONS

Findings suggested that prevention efforts to address alcohol and marijuana use may have an effect on TDV victimization. Results also highlight the potential utility of enhancing student perceptions of school support as an approach for reducing TDV victimization.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA eparke14@jhu.edu.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26377526

Citation

Parker, Elizabeth M., et al. "Exploring the Link Between Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Teen Dating Violence Victimization Among High School Students: the Influence of School Context." Health Education & Behavior : the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, vol. 43, no. 5, 2016, pp. 528-36.
Parker EM, Debnam K, Pas ET, et al. Exploring the Link Between Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Teen Dating Violence Victimization Among High School Students: The Influence of School Context. Health Educ Behav. 2016;43(5):528-36.
Parker, E. M., Debnam, K., Pas, E. T., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2016). Exploring the Link Between Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Teen Dating Violence Victimization Among High School Students: The Influence of School Context. Health Education & Behavior : the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 43(5), 528-36. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198115605308
Parker EM, et al. Exploring the Link Between Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Teen Dating Violence Victimization Among High School Students: the Influence of School Context. Health Educ Behav. 2016;43(5):528-36. PubMed PMID: 26377526.
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