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ERIC Number: ED430060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-16
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of an Adolescent Neighborhood Affiliation Measure.
Perez-Febles, Alina; Albus, Kathleen; Weist, Mark
A study was conducted to develop a theoretically and statistically sound measure of neighborhood affiliation for use with low-income urban youth. The aim was to develop a measure that can be used in future studies to predict community violence exposure among adolescents from inner-city neighborhoods. Participants were 167 adolescents from a public high school in Baltimore (Maryland). They completed a self-report scale, a measure of exposure to violence, a risk behavior survey, a demographic questionnaire, and the newly developed measure, "Me and My Neighborhood," which was based on other measures in the adult literature assessing neighborhood cohesion and reports from focus groups and clinical work in the community of interest. Findings support the reliability of this new measure of neighborhood affiliation. Future studies are planned to replicate reliability findings, demonstrate convergent and discriminate validity, and examine the association of neighborhood affiliation and exposure to violence among inner-city youth. (Contains 4 tables and 27 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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