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.
In a study published in the "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology" in 2003, researchers reported that parental supervision is a protective factor against dating violence.
The study also found that while some attitudes and behaviors associated with increased risk for teen dating violence are pervasive, nearly three-quarters of students surveyed report talking to their parents about dating and teen dating violence.Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children. According to the Center for the Study of Social Policy, research shows that these protective factors are also “promotive” factors that build family strengths and a family environment that promotes optimal child and youth development. The study collected data on teen dating violence behaviors, as well as risk and protective factors linked to dating violence, such as gender stereotypes, sexual harassment, the acceptance of teen dating violence and parent-child communication.Nearly one in ten New Hampshire teens reported being the victim of physical dating violence during the past year, and more than one in ten New Hampshire teens reported being the victim of sexual dating violence during the past year.