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ERIC Number: ED431856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 10
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Precursors of Gang Involvement among Ninth Grade Students: A Longitudinal Investigation.
Walker-Barnes, Chanequa J.; Mason, Craig A.; Arrue, Rafael Martinez
This study examines the relative influence of peer and parenting behavior on changes in adolescent gang involvement and gang-related delinquency. An ethnically diverse sample of 300 urban ninth-grade students was recruited and assessed on 8 occasions during the school year. Analyses were conducted using hierarchical linear modeling. Results indicate that, in general, adolescents decreased their level of gang involvement over the course of the school year. However, the average level of gang delinquency remained constant over time. As predicted, adolescent gang involvement and gang-related delinquency were most strongly predicted by peer gang involvement and peer gang delinquency, respectively. The effect of parenting, however, was more complicated and differed by ethnicity. The effect of parenting was particularly salient for black/African American adolescents. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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