Psychology, Research

Psychology PhD student finds suprising data on dating violence

September 28, 2018

From SFU News...

It is often assumed that girls are more frequently the targets of dating violence than boys. However a recent study in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence by SFU doctoral student Catherine Shaffer and UBC professor of nursing Elizabeth Saewyc challenges that assumption.

Shaffer, Saewyc and their team conducted research and analyzed data collected by the McCreary Centre Society in 2003, 2008, and 2014 in British Columbia. Explaining their findings in an article for The Conversation, Shaffer and Saewyc say that among students aged 12 to 19, "reported rates of dating victimization were higher among adolescent boys than girls" and that overall incidence of dating violence is actually decreasing.

Read more about thier study in The Conversation...