Risk Perceptions of Dating Violence Among College Women: The Role of Experience and Depressive Symptoms

@article{HelwegLarsen2008RiskPO,
  title={Risk Perceptions of Dating Violence Among College Women: The Role of Experience and Depressive Symptoms},
  author={M. Helweg-Larsen and Hilary G. Harding and Kimberly E. Kleinman},
  journal={Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={600-620}
}
  • M. Helweg-Larsen, Hilary G. Harding, Kimberly E. Kleinman
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
  • A great deal of research on risk perceptions has examined predictors of personal and comparative risk judgments, but little work has examined predictors such as personal experience and depression with respect to dating violence (DV) risk perceptions. Results from a survey of college women (N = 192) indicated that women showed optimistic comparative risk judgments in that they thought their personal risk was lower than other women's risk of experiencing future DV. Depressive symptoms and greater… CONTINUE READING
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