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The purpose of this study is to analyze the mediating effect of emotion regulation strategies student's perception of dating violence on dating violence behavior. The subjects were 233 male university students attending local universities in Korea. Data collection was conducted through a structured questionnaire to investigate dating violence awareness, dating violence behavior, and cognitive emotion control strategies. Data analysis was conducted with the SPSS/WIN 24.0 program. There was a significant negative correlation between dating violence perception and dating violence behavior of male university students. Second, Sobel test was conducted to verify the significance of the indirect effect of the dating violence perception on the dating violence behavior through the mediation variable(emotion regulation strategy). It was found that the decrease in the effect of male students' dating perception on dating violence behavior was significant. Based on the results of this study, it is necessary to develop and implement a dating violence prevention program based on a cognitive emotion regulation strategy.