Dating violence studies
When girls are the aggressors, he says, "it tends to be low-level behaviors, light hitting, name calling, things like that.
But he says the details behind the gender findings in various studies are important.
But it did not provide specific numbers on those differences.
The survey also found that 29% of girls and 24% of guys said they had been both victims and abusers, in the same or different relationships.
Dating violence can take many forms, including psychological and emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.
Psychological and emotional abuse is threating a partner or harming his/her sense of self-worth.
J.," and Melissa Torres, as "Angela," are shown during a rehearsal of "Don't U Luv Me," a play that explores the concept of violence in teen dating at North Plainfield High School in North Plainfield, N. More than a third of teen guys and girls say they've been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their dating relationships, according to new, unpublished data from a nationwide survey.