Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Social Welfare

First Advisor

Blanca Ramos

Second Advisor

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.