ERIC Number: ED340995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Violence, Victims and Suicide: Nebraska Adolescents' Attitudes and Behaviors. Technical Report 23.
Newman, Ian M.; And Others
This report presents the results of a survey of over 1,500 Nebraska students in grades 8 and 10 in 1988. Students in 37 schools were asked about their involvement in physical fights; about their access to weapons; about being victims of robbery, physical assault, threats and attempts at forced sex; about their attitudes toward violence and coercion; and about attitudes toward and attempts at suicide. Some of the results reported in this document include: (1) over half of 8th-grade and 10th-grade males reported having been in a physical fight at least once during the past year; (2) a substantial majority of the 10th-grade males reported that they could get a gun if they wanted to; (3) 8th-grade males, followed by 8th-grade females were most likely to have been robbery victims; (4) almost half of the students reported having been threatened with physical assault; (5) almost 20% of students were actually attacked either at school or outside of school; (6) a substantial proportion of both males and females reported that attempts were made to force them to have sex; (7) 35% of the females and 18% of the males indicated that they had often felt sad or hopeless in the past 30 days; and (8) a considerable proportion had known someone who had attempted suicide. The report concludes that even though violence is a multifaceted problem, enough is known to develop potentially effective prevention programs. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.; Health Education, Inc., Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska