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  1. Fulltext. Weapon carrying among black adolescents : A social network perspective.

    Article - En anglais



    This report de scribes the salience of social'networks to the phenomena of adolescent weapon carrying.


    A random-walk network sampling design was used to survey 113 adolescents about topics, including weapon carrying.


    In a probability sample of 12-to 15-year-olds, 20.9% reported ever carrying a weapon.

    Carriers were eight times as likely as, noncarriers to report weapon carrying by an older associate, and 19 times to report weapon carrying by a peer.

    A significant dose-response effect was present.


    This evidence supports the interpretation that modeling of weapon carrying by personal network members is important for its initiation and maintenance in adolescence.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arme, Adolescent, Homme, Noir américain, Ethnie, Epidémiologie, Réseau social, Influence sociale, Géorgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Weapon, Adolescent, Human, Black American, Ethnic group, Epidemiology, Social network, Social influence, Georgia, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 97-0414821

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 19/12/1997.