Survey questions for dating violence
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may seem surprising, given society’s gender stereotypes.
Study author and UBC’s School of Nursing director Elizabeth Saewyc, Ph. tells that the study results can tell us a lot about what society expects of teenage boys and how those expectations might hamper their ability to recognize a bad situation when they see it.
The findings, however, are specific to Canadian youth, and so they may potentially highlight differences between nations.
While this survey can be used as a stand-alone assessment, we recommend also assessing the school climate from the perspective of students and staff.
A link to the survey can be emailed to parents or printed and sent home with students and should only take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
“I think they might not realize that what they’re talking about is an unhealthy relationship.”These concerns aside, Saewyc cautions that it’s really hard to pin down why these trends occur because you can’t ask follow-up questions.
If the roles were reversed, it would be pretty obvious that the behavior constitutes relationship abuse.
Whether it comes from a boy or a girl, no one should have to experience it. “Still one in 20 youth that are dating experience violence,” she says.