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Young people's online and face-to-face experiences of Interpersonal violence and abuse and its subjective impact across five European countries

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  • Christine Barter
  • Marsha Wood
  • Alba Lanau
  • Nadia Aghtaie
  • Cath Larkins
  • Carolina Overlien
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-384
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology of Violence
Issue number3
Early online date1 Apr 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 9 Jan 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 1 Apr 2017
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jul 2017


European research, policy and practice on interpersonal violence and abuse (IPVA) has predominantly focused on adult (women’s) experiences of violence, and the impact of this on children and young people. In comparison, we know less about young people’s (under 18 years old) experiences of IPVA across European contexts (Barter 2009; Gadd et al 2014).
While a wide body of predominantly US based evidence on ‘dating violence’ can be drawn upon, we need to be cautious when applying this understanding to a European context (Hamby et al 2012a). Few studies have sought to identify the subjective impact of IPVA victimisation for young people. In addition, it is only relatively recently that adolescent IPVA victimisation through new technologies have been addressed within the literature. To our knowledge this is the first European comparative study to address the interconnection between online and offline forms of IPVA in young people’s relationships and its subjective harm.

    Research areas

  • gender violence, teenagers, online violence




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