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  1. No safe haven : a study of violence exposure in an urban community.

    Article - En anglais


    To examine levels of violence exposure and reports of feeling unsafe in relation to psychological and behavioral characteristics for a general population sample of youths from an urban setting.


    A comprehensive survey of high-risk behaviors, attitudes, indicators of adaptive behavior, and daily involvements was administered to a sample of 2,248 students in the 6th, 8th, and 10th grades in an urban public school system.


    More than 40% of the youths surveyed reported exposure to a shooting or stabbing in the past year, and 74% reported feeling unsafe in one or more common environmental contexts.

    Multiple regression analyses indicated significant relationships between violence exposure/feeling unsafe and a set of indicators of psychological and behavioral adaptation and expressed attitudes.


    These results attest to the picture of violence as a common fact of inner-city life and to the demand that is placed on urban youths to accommodate in their psychological development to chronic threat and lack of safety.

    J. Am.


    Child Adolesc.

    Psychiatry, 1995,34,10 : 1343-1352.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Trouble comportement social, Exposition, Milieu urbain, Epidémiologie, Attitude, Autoévaluation, Sécurité, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Social behavior disorder, Exposure, Urban environment, Epidemiology, Attitude, Self evaluation, Safety, School age, Child, Human, Adolescent

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0549138

    Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 01/03/1996.