The long-term objective of the proposed project is to determine the temporal influence of alcohol use on the perpetration and victimization of psychological aggression among currently dating college students. Psychological aggression includes verbal and behavioral acts that are designed to intimidate, humiliate, threaten, and degrade one's partner. Further, psychological aggression results in increased mental health symptoms for victims and is a predictor of physical aggression perpetration. This project has the potential to provide important information that can be used to reduce dating violence and psychological aggression specifically. The proposed project aims to investigate the temporal relationship between alcohol use and the perpetration and victimization of psychological aggression in 125 male and 125 female college students in dating relationships. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of research on the temporal relationship between alcohol use and psychological aggression perpetration and victimization. In addition, the proposed project will examine whether state negative affect moderates and increases the strength of the relationship between acute alcohol use and psychological aggression. Participants will complete brief daily surveys for 90 consecutive days. The daily assessments will allow for more accurate reporting on the temporal relationship between alcohol use and dating violence.

Public Health Relevance

This project has the potential to inform public health by identifying the influence of alcohol use on dating violence perpetration and victimization. The information that is obtained from the proposed investigation will have relevance for researchers and clinicians who are interested in the reduction of negative alcohol-related consequences, as well as the negative consequences associated with experiencing aggression from an intimate partner.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Type
Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)
Project #
5F31AA020131-02
Application #
8317947
Study Section
Health Services Research Review Subcommittee (AA)
Program Officer
Freeman, Robert
Project Start
2011-08-01
Project End
2013-07-31
Budget Start
2012-08-01
Budget End
2013-07-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$33,205
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Department
Psychology
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
003387891
City
Knoxville
State
TN
Country
United States
Zip Code
37996
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