Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
versão impressa ISSN 1794-4724
REY ANACONA, César Armando. Prevalence, risk factors, and problems associated with dating violence: A literature review. Av. Psicol. Latinoam. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp. 227-241. ISSN 1794-4724.
The physical, psychological and sexual violence among the couples of adolescents and young adults that are not married neither cohabiting (well-known generally as dating violence), has been object of a vast number of investigations in the last two decades that show a high prevalence inside the adolescent and juvenile population. The objective of this work was to carry out an analysis of the literature in connection with the prevalence, risk factors and difficulties associated with this partner violence type. This analysis allowed to elaborate an outline of the factors that could favor the acts of violence, including the previous experiences of victimization inside and outside the family, the acceptance of the violence toward the couple, and the relationship with pairs that have exercised this form of violence.
Palavras-chave : dating violence; adolescents; prevalence; risk factors.