SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 14.4. Identify characteristics of intimate violence, influences on violence, and ways of addressing it.

Wright, E. M. (2015). The relationship between social support and intimate partner violence in neighborhood context. Crime & Delinquency, 61(10), 1333-1359.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article examines the relationship between social support, neighborhood disadvantage, and intimate partner violence.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Why does family support, but not support from friends, reduce levels of intimate partner violence?
  2. How does neighborhood disadvantage impact intimate partner violence?
  3. What support services would you suggest for helping individuals who experience intimate partner violence?

LO 14.5. Contrast the correlates of singlehood and cohabitation.

Willoughby, B. J., & Carroll, J. S. (2012). Correlates of attitudes toward cohabitation: Looking at the associations with demographics, relational attitudes, and dating behavior. Journal of Family Issues, 33(11), 1450-1476.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study examined how demographics, attitudes toward marriage, attitudes toward sexual activity, sexual behaviors, and dating experience are associated with three different attitudes toward cohabitation among never-married young adults.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is the trend in cohabitation rates in the United States?
  2. What are the characteristics of individuals most likely to choose cohabitation? Are those who cohabitate more or less likely to marry?
  3. Why do individuals choose to cohabitate? Why do some individuals choose not to cohabitate before marriage?