Antisocial and criminal behaviour, school violence, and dating violence in adolescence


  • Marta Ruiz-Narezo Universidad de Deusto
  • Rosa Santibáñez-Gruber Vicerrectora de Investigación y Transferencia.
  • Teresa Laespada-Martínez Diputada Foral de Empleo, Inserción Social e Igualdad de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia





This article is aimed at analyzing three forms of violent behaviour, in addition to what it is that triggers what is known as “interactions among violent behaviours”; that is, what feeds back into violent behaviours, whether it is the victim and/or the aggressor simultaneously. The study sample consisted of 433 adolescents aged 12–19 years from four educational centers: two from ESO and two from FPB from a municipality of Greater Bilbao. The results show differences based on gender, showing a greater involvement among boys, as well as differences according to the educational pathway, with a higher prevalence of FPB students conducting antisocial behaviour than ESO students in school violence forms of behaviour and with no significant differences observed regarding dating violence. Finally, there was evidence to suggest the existence of interactions among violent behaviours.

Author Biographies

Marta Ruiz-Narezo, Universidad de Deusto

Dra. en innovacion educativa y aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida.

Coordinadora del Grado de Educación Social.

Profesora en Educación Social y Doble Grado Educación Social y Trabajo Social en el Campus de Bilbao y Campus de Donosti de la Universidad de Deusto.


Rosa Santibáñez-Gruber, Vicerrectora de Investigación y Transferencia.

Doctor in Pedagogy from the University of Deusto and Diploma in Criminology from the University of the Basque Country. Professor of Social Pedagogy and Diversity at the University of Deusto since 2010 and Principal Investigator of the INTERVENTION Team: Quality of Life and Social Inclusion, a team recognized by the Basque Government (IT1118-16). His lines of research and publications are mainly focused on disadvantaged groups and social exclusion, as well as the development of educational intervention strategies for social inclusion. She is currently Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer at the University of Deusto.

Teresa Laespada-Martínez, Diputada Foral de Empleo, Inserción Social e Igualdad de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Doctor in Sociology from the University of Deusto. Degree in Political Science and Sociology. Associate Professor at the University of Deusto at the Faculty of Psychology and Education. She has been Director of the Deusto Institute of Drug Addiction, director of the master's degree in drug addiction and other addictions, and a member of various scientific committees of scientific journals. She is currently the Provincial Deputy for Employment, Social Insertion and Equality of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.


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