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Table 2 Experiences of harassment toward partner by sex (n = 274)

From: Knowledge, experience, and potential risks of dating violence among Japanese university students: a cross-sectional study

  Male
(n= 126)
Female
(n= 148)
P
  n %   %  
I have called my boy/girlfriend "ugly" or "a fool". 30 23.8 41 27.7  
I have asked my boy/girlfriend "What is more important between me and another/others." 6 4.8 7 4.7  
If my boy/girlfriend does not see me, I have said "You don't give me priority." 10 7.9 11 7.4  
I have checked where my boy/girlfriend is and who he/she sees. 18 14.3 15 10.1  
I have become angry because I wanted to know with whom my boy/girlfriend was talking. 26 20.6 18 12.2  
I have meddled with my boy/girlfriend's relationships with friends. 9 7.1 3 2.0  
I have checked my boy/girlfriend's cell phone records without permission from my boy/girlfriend. 1 0.8 5 3.4  
I have demanded my boy/girlfriend delete someone's contact information from his/her cell phone. 5 4.0 1 0.7  
I have deleted someone's contact information from his/her cell phone. 0 0.0 1 0.7  
I have become irritated if my boy/girlfriend disobeys me. 9 7.1 9 6.1  
I have directed to my boy/girlfriend about the place where he/she is going and activities. 7 5.6 11 7.4  
I have blamed my boy/girlfriend if I get angry, because he/she is at fault. 8 6.3 12 8.1  
I have kissed or touched my boy/girlfriend against their wishes. 4 3.2 1 0.7  
I have had sexual relations with my boy/girlfriend against their wishes. 3 2.4 0 0.0  
I have taken money or credit cards from my boy/girlfriend's wallet/purse. 0 0.0 0 0.0  
I have tried to injure myself in front of my boy/girlfriend when unhappy. 2 1.6 1 0.7  
I have injured myself in front of my boy/girlfriend when unhappy. 1 0.8 0 0.0  
I have broken or taken away items precious to my boy/girlfriend. 0 0.0 0 0.0  
I have ignored my boy/girlfriend. 15 11.9 28 18.9  
I have beaten or kicked my boy/girlfriend. 2 1.6 1 0.7  
I have hit something or shouted in front of my boy/girlfriend when angry. 2 1.6 2 1.4  
I have pressed my boy/girlfriend for money. 0 0.0 0 0.0  
I have not returned money borrowed from my boy/girlfriend. 2 1.6 2 1.4  
I have demanded my boy/girlfriend not go to a meeting/party if I am not participating in it. 6 4.8 0 0.0 **
  1. Number and percentages indicate the study participants who responded "yes" to each question.
  2. Fisher's exact test was performed. *: P < 0.05, **: P < 0.01, ***: P < 0.001.