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Profiles and Predictors of Dating Violence Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents.
J Adolesc Health. 2021 06; 68(6):1155-1161.JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

Sexual and gender minority adolescents report higher levels of dating violence compared with their heterosexual and cisgender peers. The objectives of the present study were to (1) identify latent profiles of dating violence; (2) examine if sexual and gender minority adolescents were particularly vulnerable to certain profiles of dating violence; and (3) explore how experiences of peer victimization, discrimination, and parental maltreatment explained this greater vulnerability.

METHODS

High school students in Grades 9 and 11 from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey (N = 87,532; mean age = 15.29 years, SD = 1.23) were asked about their sexual and gender identities, their gender nonconformity, their experiences of verbal, physical, and sexual dating violence victimization and perpetration, as well their experiences of childhood maltreatment, peer victimization, and gender-based and sexual minority status-based discrimination.

RESULTS

Multinomial logistic regression analysis in a three-step latent class analysis procedure suggested five profiles of dating violence victimization and perpetration across the entire sample. Sexual and gender minority adolescents were generally more likely to be in classes high in dating violence victimization, perpetration, or both, compared with their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Gender nonconformity was also associated with greater risk for being in high dating violence classes. These differences, however, were generally nonsignificant when the social stressors of childhood maltreatment, peer victimization, and experiences of discrimination were accounted for.

CONCLUSIONS

Although findings suggested greater vulnerability for dating violence among sexual and gender minority adolescents, they underscore the importance of how minority stressors generally accounted for this greater vulnerability for dating violence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychoeducation, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.Department of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: L.Baams@rug.nl.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33077336

Citation

Martin-Storey, Alexa, et al. "Profiles and Predictors of Dating Violence Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents." The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 68, no. 6, 2021, pp. 1155-1161.
Martin-Storey A, Pollitt AM, Baams L. Profiles and Predictors of Dating Violence Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2021;68(6):1155-1161.
Martin-Storey, A., Pollitt, A. M., & Baams, L. (2021). Profiles and Predictors of Dating Violence Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents. The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 68(6), 1155-1161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.08.034
Martin-Storey A, Pollitt AM, Baams L. Profiles and Predictors of Dating Violence Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2021;68(6):1155-1161. PubMed PMID: 33077336.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Profiles and Predictors of Dating Violence Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents. AU - Martin-Storey,Alexa, AU - Pollitt,Amanda M, AU - Baams,Laura, Y1 - 2020/10/17/ PY - 2020/03/05/received PY - 2020/08/27/revised PY - 2020/08/28/accepted PY - 2020/10/21/pubmed PY - 2021/7/6/medline PY - 2020/10/20/entrez KW - Childhood maltreatment KW - Dating violence KW - Discrimination KW - Gender minority KW - Sexual minority KW - Victimization SP - 1155 EP - 1161 JF - The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine JO - J Adolesc Health VL - 68 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE: Sexual and gender minority adolescents report higher levels of dating violence compared with their heterosexual and cisgender peers. The objectives of the present study were to (1) identify latent profiles of dating violence; (2) examine if sexual and gender minority adolescents were particularly vulnerable to certain profiles of dating violence; and (3) explore how experiences of peer victimization, discrimination, and parental maltreatment explained this greater vulnerability. METHODS: High school students in Grades 9 and 11 from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey (N = 87,532; mean age = 15.29 years, SD = 1.23) were asked about their sexual and gender identities, their gender nonconformity, their experiences of verbal, physical, and sexual dating violence victimization and perpetration, as well their experiences of childhood maltreatment, peer victimization, and gender-based and sexual minority status-based discrimination. RESULTS: Multinomial logistic regression analysis in a three-step latent class analysis procedure suggested five profiles of dating violence victimization and perpetration across the entire sample. Sexual and gender minority adolescents were generally more likely to be in classes high in dating violence victimization, perpetration, or both, compared with their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Gender nonconformity was also associated with greater risk for being in high dating violence classes. These differences, however, were generally nonsignificant when the social stressors of childhood maltreatment, peer victimization, and experiences of discrimination were accounted for. CONCLUSIONS: Although findings suggested greater vulnerability for dating violence among sexual and gender minority adolescents, they underscore the importance of how minority stressors generally accounted for this greater vulnerability for dating violence. SN - 1879-1972 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33077336/Profiles_and_Predictors_of_Dating_Violence_Among_Sexual_and_Gender_Minority_Adolescents_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -