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Measuring Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: A Comparison of Cumulative and Single Assessment Procedures.
Psychol Violence. 2019 11 07 [Online ahead of print]PV

Abstract

Objective

There are concerns about the measurement of teen dating violence (TDV) perpetration. The current study compares data on TDV perpetration derived from a cumulative assessment procedure and a single assessment procedure. The prevalence and frequency of TDV perpetration are examined, as well as their associations with hypothesized precursors of TDV.

Method

A sample of court-referred adolescents (n = 147, Mage = 15.85) completed a baseline assessment that included measures of three hypothesized precursors to TDV: externalizing problems, exposure to community violence, and attitudes about dating violence. For the cumulative assessment procedure, adolescents then completed up to 6 phone interviews on their TDV perpetration (physical, sexual, and emotional), once every 2 weeks over the course of a 3-month period. Data from these interviews were aggregated to form a cumulative measure of TDV perpetration over the 3 months. For the single assessment procedure, adolescents completed an identical interview on their TDV perpetration in a lab assessment 3 months after baseline, but were asked about perpetration over the entire 3 months.

Results

Results of within-subjects comparisons indicated that, compared to the single assessment procedure, the cumulative assessment procedure yielded higher prevalence and greater frequency of physical, sexual, and emotional TDV. Across analytic methods, all types of TDV perpetration were more strongly related to externalizing problems, and sexual TDV perpetration was more strongly related to exposure to community violence, when measured cumulatively.

Conclusions

Cumulative assessment procedures might provide a more sensitive and valid measurement of TDV perpetration than single assessment procedures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32322436

Citation

Krauss, Alison, et al. "Measuring Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: a Comparison of Cumulative and Single Assessment Procedures." Psychology of Violence, 2019.
Krauss A, Jouriles EN, McDonald R, et al. Measuring Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: A Comparison of Cumulative and Single Assessment Procedures. Psychol Violence. 2019.
Krauss, A., Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., & Rosenfield, D. (2019). Measuring Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: A Comparison of Cumulative and Single Assessment Procedures. Psychology of Violence. https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000268
Krauss A, et al. Measuring Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: a Comparison of Cumulative and Single Assessment Procedures. Psychol Violence. 2019 11 7; PubMed PMID: 32322436.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measuring Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: A Comparison of Cumulative and Single Assessment Procedures. AU - Krauss,Alison, AU - Jouriles,Ernest N, AU - McDonald,Renee, AU - Rosenfield,David, Y1 - 2019/11/07/ PY - 2020/4/24/entrez PY - 2020/4/24/pubmed PY - 2020/4/24/medline KW - cumulative assessment KW - measurement KW - perpetration KW - teen dating violence JF - Psychology of violence JO - Psychol Violence N2 - Objective: There are concerns about the measurement of teen dating violence (TDV) perpetration. The current study compares data on TDV perpetration derived from a cumulative assessment procedure and a single assessment procedure. The prevalence and frequency of TDV perpetration are examined, as well as their associations with hypothesized precursors of TDV. Method: A sample of court-referred adolescents (n = 147, Mage = 15.85) completed a baseline assessment that included measures of three hypothesized precursors to TDV: externalizing problems, exposure to community violence, and attitudes about dating violence. For the cumulative assessment procedure, adolescents then completed up to 6 phone interviews on their TDV perpetration (physical, sexual, and emotional), once every 2 weeks over the course of a 3-month period. Data from these interviews were aggregated to form a cumulative measure of TDV perpetration over the 3 months. For the single assessment procedure, adolescents completed an identical interview on their TDV perpetration in a lab assessment 3 months after baseline, but were asked about perpetration over the entire 3 months. Results: Results of within-subjects comparisons indicated that, compared to the single assessment procedure, the cumulative assessment procedure yielded higher prevalence and greater frequency of physical, sexual, and emotional TDV. Across analytic methods, all types of TDV perpetration were more strongly related to externalizing problems, and sexual TDV perpetration was more strongly related to exposure to community violence, when measured cumulatively. Conclusions: Cumulative assessment procedures might provide a more sensitive and valid measurement of TDV perpetration than single assessment procedures. SN - 2152-0828 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32322436/Measuring_Teen_Dating_Violence_Perpetration:_A_Comparison_of_Cumulative_and_Single_Assessment_Procedures_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=32322436.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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