Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Social Welfare

Advisor/Committee Chair

Blanca Ramos

Committee Member

Young Do


Dating Violence occurs in many forms and can be committed by anyone (Wekerle & Wolfe, 1999). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are four core types of intimate partner violence: physical violence, sexual violence, threats of physical or sexual violence, and psychological/emotional violence. This study examines the relationship between current parental status and psychological aggression toward a partner. Data are drawn from the International Dating Violence Study collected from more than 14,000 students in 68 universities in over 30 countries worldwide (Straus, International Dating Violence Study, 2001-2006, 2011). Data were collected using two different scales the Personal and Relationship Profile (PRP) and the Revised Conflict Tactics Scale 2 (CTS2). The data will be analyzed using the SPSS statistical package. The results and their implications for social work research, practice, and program development will be presented.