Protective factors against dating violence
A number of studies have looked at the relationship between teen dating violence and community, family, peer, and individual risk factors.
A lack of longitudinal data and a reliance on self-report data limits the causal connections that can be made between risk factors and teen dating violence.
More than one-fifth of college undergraduates experience such violence, according to the results of a Clute Institute study published in 2013.
While much of the research on this topic focuses on young women, dating violence can happen to anyone at any age.
Protective factors are attributes or resources that help decrease the risk for negative interactions with others and society.