ERIC Number: EJ1019451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Individual, Family, and Peer predictors of Violence among Samoan Adolescents
Stevens, Devan L.; Hardy, Sam A.
Youth & Society, v45 n3 p428-449 Sep 2013
This study explored individual, family, and peer predictors of involvement and psychological investment in fights among Samoan youth. Participants were 310 adolescents ages 13 through 19 living in Samoa. MANCOVAs compared those involved in fights with those not, and those more investing in fighting with those less invested. In terms of individual predictors, for both of the independent variables groups differed on school engagement, religiosity, proactive aggression, reactive aggression, moral disengagement, and social dominance but not self-regulation, empathy, or moral identity. Groups also differed on all peer variables: proactive aggression, reactive aggression, fight investment, and fight involvement. For involvement, groups differed on maternal and paternal psychological control and disrespect, but not parental monitoring. For investment, there were no differences on family variables. Path models found proactive aggression and peer fight involvement predictive of involvement, and proactive aggression, moral disengagement, peer investment, and maternal psychological control predictive of investment.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Family Influence, Individual Characteristics, Violence, Adolescents, Aggression, Learner Engagement, Religious Factors, Moral Values, Power Structure, Social Influences, Self Control, Empathy, Mothers, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Bullying, Cultural Influences, High School Students, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Samoa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Interpersonal Reactivity Index