Thursday, March 2, 2006

Sibling Violence May Lead to Dating Violence

"Belligerence among brothers and sisters can lead to violence later in dating relationships, according to a new study of Florida college students. “Perpetrating sibling violence had the greatest impact on perpetrating dating violence,” says lead author Virginia J. Noland, Ph.D., of the University of Florida. “Parents should know that sibling violence is not without consequences and sometimes the consequences are severe.”The findings appear in the American Journal of Health Behavior.

Noland and colleagues asked the students about both physical assault and psychological aggression involving parents, siblings or dating partners. Three-fourths of the students said a brother or sister had pushed or shoved them or that they had done so to a sibling." By Aaron Levin, Science Writer, Health Behavior News Service, Center For the Advancement of Health Link to Article (last visited 3-1-06 NVS)

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