The purpose of this study was to examine social and psychological factors associated with the use and nonuse of violence among Black adolescents living in a community with a high level of violent crime.
Adolescents (n=225, 44% male) 11 to 19 years of age living in or around nine housing projects in an urban area were administered an anonymous questionnaire.
Self-reported use of violence was associated with exposure to violence and personal victimization, hopelessness, depression, family conflict, previous corporal punishment, purpose in life, self-assessment of the probability of being alive at age 25, and age and was higher among males.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Violence, Délinquance juvénile, Trouble comportement social, Adolescent, Homme, Noir américain, Négroïde, Milieu urbain, Race, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Violence, Juvenile delinquency, Social behavior disorder, Adolescent, Human, Black American, Negroid, Urban environment, Race, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 94-0422438
Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 199406.