This study identified behavioral and psychosocial/interpersonal factors in young adolescence that are associated with handgun carrying in later adolescence.
A sample of 2200 high school students was surveyed at 9th grade and again at 12th grade.
Multivariate logistic regression analyses indicated that measures of risk-taking preference, depression, stress, temper, and drug use assessed while the students were in 9th grade were predictive of handgun carrying in 12th grade for both male and female students.
These findings suggest the need for a comprehensive approach to prevention that focuses on both individual and interpersonal factors associated with adolescents'decision to carry a handgun.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement individuel, Comportement social, Difficulté psychologique, Violence, Arme à feu, Prédiction, Prédicteur, Adolescent, Homme, Milieu scolaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prospective, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Individual behavior, Social behavior, Psychological difficulty, Violence, Fire arm, Prediction, Predictor, Adolescent, Human, School environment, United States, North America, America, Prospective, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0288686
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 27/11/1998.