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.