A Survey conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) stated that “In a nationwide survey, 9.8 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months prior to the survey” . The issue of teen dating violence is based on how teenagers look at themselves and other people. Gender roles and dating relationships play a considerable role in the process of determining behavior patterns among the teenagers. New changes in social or sexual role exhibit new circumstances for power and control and appropriate conduct. Therefore, adolescent period is generally accepted as an age of both victims as well abusers.
Teen dating violence and related problems are common in adolescent period. Physical and mental transition from childhood to adulthood promotes inappropriate behavior changes. Research professionals and doctors have identified teen dating violence as physical, sexual, psychological aggression within a dating relationship. People have accepted this disorder in various forms like relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, dating abuse, relationship violence, domestic abuse and domestic violence. There are several negative consequences related with experience of teen dating violence....
Social cause includes sexism and violence in the media, peer pressure, isolation and mistrust, gender issues and inequality and domestic violence. Similarly, individual causes include low self –esteem, immaturity, homelessness, defective parenting and pressure on teens to date. Considering personal or individual causes for teen dating violence, one can come across low self- esteem as a significant one. Low self-esteem among the teenage women is identified as one of the major causes for teen dating violence. The problem of low self- esteem among the teenage women affects their life in two different ways. First of all, when an abuser having low self- esteem always tries to control his partner’s attitude from the time when he does not feel precious enough that his partner will be faithful. Similarly, when the victim having the symptoms of low self- esteem often believes that she is not eligible to receive friendship and love with others. Gender features have played a vital role in the process of determining teen dating violence among the young people. Professionals who worked in the field of school nurse have stated that teen males who have low self-esteem are more likely to initiate dating violence, while females with low self-esteem are more likely to become victims (Interview with School Nurse, T.S.). Problem of immaturity is another significant one which promotes teen dating violence among the teenage women. Many cases, children or teens are not aware about relationships. Large number of teenagers keeps immature emotions and not well prepared to deal romantic relationships in desirable way. Generally teenagers show violent