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Acta Colombiana de Psicología

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JAVIER-JUAREZ, Sandra Paola; HIDALGO-RASMUSSEN, Carlos Alejandro  and  RAMIREZ-CRUZ, José Carlos. Patterns of Teen Dating Violence. A Systematic Review of the Literature. Act.Colom.Psicol. [online]. 2023, vol.26, n.1, pp.56-77.  Epub Feb 19, 2023. ISSN 0123-9155.

A growing body of research has suggested different patterns of teen dating violence. The aim of this study was to review and synthesize the scientific evidence on patterns of teen dating violence, through a systematic review of the literature. The search was conducted in the databases Pubmed, Scopus, SCIELO, EBSCO, Web of Science, Sage Journals, Taylor and Francis Journals, Wiley, and the Google Scholar search engine; there were no restrictions on the year of publication. Studies that indicate analyzing violence from a person-centered perspective (e.g., use of latent class analysis) were included. The 20-item Axis tool was used to assess the quality of the cross-sectional studies, and the 33-itemTooth et al. (2005) Checklist was used for longitudinal studies. Two hundred and twelve studies were identified and after screening for eligibility criteria, 27 studies were included. The most frequent patterns of violence were multiform violence (34%), victimization or perpetration by psychological and physical violence (26%), bidirectional psychological/verbal violence (26%), low violence (26%) and high violence (23%). Violence patterns were related to different variables such as adverse childhood experiences, sociodemographic variables, family relationship, and mental health indicators. These patterns show that teen dating violence is a complex and multifactorial phenomenon.

Keywords : dating violence; patterns of violence; systematic review; adolescents.

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