Risk Factors of Dating Violence Among Teenage Girls Under Child Protective Service
Référence bibliographique 
Manseau, Hélène, Frenet, Mylène, Hébert, Martine, Collin-Vézina, Delphine et Blais, Martin. 2008. «Risk Factors of Dating Violence Among Teenage Girls Under Child Protective Service ». International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 17, p. 236-242.
Intentions : «In the present exploratory study, we examined (i) the DV [dating violence] experiences in a cohort of 196 adolescent girls under CPS [child protective services] care, and (ii) the risk factors linked to severe physical DV for that specific and vulnerable population. [...] More specifically, we explored the potential association of parental physical abuse in childhood, history of sexual abuse, prior out-of-home placement, school performance and sexual antecedents, including adolescents’ pregnancy experiences.» (p.236)
Échantillon/Matériau : 196 adolescentes âgées de 12 à 18 ans, recrutées dans un centre de protection de la jeunesse de Laval.
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«The aim of the present study was to explore potential risk factors for severe physical victimisation in dating relationships of adolescent girls in the child protective system (CPS). A total of 196 adolescent Canadian girls within the care of the CPS completed questionnaires containing measures relating to dating and family violence, sexual history and sociodemographic variables. Results showed that the majority of participants had experienced some types of victimisation in their dating relationships, with 53.1 per cent reporting at least one severe physical victimisation experience. Results from bivariate analyses revealed that a history of child sexual abuse and school failure or dropout were not associated with dating victimisation. History of parental physical abuse, living outside the family environment before placement, age of first sexual relationship, number of sexual partners and having been pregnant were related to sustained severe physical dating victimisation. Logistic regression analysis indicates that all factors, save for number of partners and living outside family environment, contributed to the prediction of dating victimisation in multivariate analysis. Having been pregnant increased the odds of sustaining severe physical abuse more than threefold (by 3.60). Implications for intervention and further research are discussed.» (p.236)