This research examines the relationship between experiencing and perpetrating dating violence and exposure to violence in the family of origin.
For females, destructive direct and destructive indirect anger expression styles mediated the relationship between experiencing family violence and dating violence perpetration.
For males, this relationship was mediated primarily by destructive direct anger expression style.
The implications of the current research on policy are discussed.
TY - JOURT1 - The relationship between violence in the family of origin and dating violence among college students AU - Gover, Angela R. PY - 2008/12Y1 - 2008/12N2 - Prior research has established that violence in dating relationships is a serious social problem among adolescents and young adults.
The association between witnessing family violence and dating violence perpetration for females was mediated by destructive direct anger expression style only.