Adolescents and Violence
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
About the special issue
Adolescence is a unique developmental period in which youth are at heightened risk for violence perpetration and victimization, both of which can adversely affect the course of normal psychosocial development and health across the life course.
The possible range of violent experiences during adolescence is broad, including physical and relational peer violence, bullying, sexual violence, cyber-aggression, child maltreatment, exposure to parental intimate partner violence, exposure to aggressive media, and more.
The 8 articles in this special issue span this wide range of violence experiences. In helping to fill gaps in knowledge about the nature and processes by which violence develops, and how violence experiences affect adolescents, these articles as a group also offer direction for future research.
Articles in this issue
"Above All Things, Be Glad and Young": Advancing Research on Violence in Adolescence
McDonald, Renee; Merrick, Melissa T.
Cyber- and Traditional Peer Victimization: Unique Relationships With Adolescent Well-Being
Wigderson, Sara; Lynch, Michael
Extensiveness and Persistence of Aggressive Media Exposure as Longitudinal Risk Factors For Teen Dating Violence
Friedlander, Laura J.; Connolly, Jennifer A.; Pepler, Debra J.; Craig, Wendy M.
Measuring Teen Dating Violence in Males and Females: Insights From the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
Hamby, Sherry; Turner, Heather
How Do Cognitive Distortions and Substance-Related Problems Affect the Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Suicidal Ideation?
Miller, Adam B.; Esposito-Smythers, Christianne
Do Parenting Practices and Prosocial Peers Moderate the Association Between Intimate Partner Violence Exposure and Teen Dating Violence?
Garrido, Edward F.; Taussig, Heather N.
Antisocial Behavior Trajectories of Adolescents and Emerging Adults With Histories of Sexual Aggression
Ronis, Scott T.; Borduin, Charles M.
Community Violence Exposure and Adolescents' School Engagement and Academic Achievement Over Time
Borofsky, Larissa A.; Kellerman, Ilana; Baucom, Brian; Oliver, Pamella H.; Margolin, Gayla
Dimensions of Juvenile Psychopathy Distinguish "Bullies," "Bully-Victims," and "Victims"
Fanti, Kostas A.; Kimonis, Eva R.