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Recognizing Warning Signs of Dating Violence: The Contributions of Gender Role Orientation and Hypergender Constructs

dc.contributor.advisorO'Brien, Karen M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Monica Sherrien_US
dc.description.abstractThis study advanced knowledge regarding dating violence by examining factors related to attitudes towards dating violence as well as the less investigated ability to recognize early warning signs of dating violence using a sample of college women and men. Specifically, this study explored the contributions of expressivity and instrumentality as well as hyperfemininity and hypermasculinity in predicting college students’ attitudes toward dating violence and their ability to recognize risk of dating abuse after controlling for prior education about and experience with dating violence. Four hundred and thirty-three heterosexual, unmarried, undergraduate women and 108 heterosexual, unmarried, undergraduate men between the ages of 18 and 22 completed the study. For women, hyperfemininity was associated with less acceptance of dating violence and better risk recognition. For men, hypermasculinity was the strongest predictor of acceptance of dating violence and inability to recognize warning signs of dating violence. These findings can be used to inform future interventions to reduce dating violence among college students.en_US
dc.titleRecognizing Warning Signs of Dating Violence: The Contributions of Gender Role Orientation and Hypergender Constructsen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledGender studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDating violenceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGender rolesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWarning signs of dating violenceen_US

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