ERIC Number: EJ1132430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Aggressive and Violent Behavior and Emotional Self-Efficacy: Is There a Relationship for Adolescents?
Valois, Robert F.; Zullig, Keith J.; Revels, Asa A.
Journal of School Health, v87 n4 p269-277 Apr 2017
Background: In this cross-sectional study we explored relationships between aggressive and violent behaviors and emotional self-efficacy (ESE) in a statewide sample of public high school adolescents in South Carolina (N = 3836). Methods: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survey items on aggressive and violent behavior items and an adolescent ESE scale were used. Logistic regression analyses and multivariate models constructed separately, revealed significant race by sex findings. Results: Results suggest that carrying a weapon to school (past 30 days) and being threatened or injured with a gun, knife, or club at school (past 12 months) were significantly associated (p < 0.05) with reduced ESE for specific race/sex groups. Conclusions: Results have implications for school- and community-based mental health services and social and emotional learning and aggression/violence prevention programs for adolescents. Measures of ESE as a component of comprehensive assessments of adolescent mental health, social and emotional learning and aggressive/violent behaviors in fieldwork, research, and program-evaluation efforts should be considered.
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Student Behavior, Aggression, Violence, Public Schools, Emotional Response, Self Efficacy, Health Behavior, National Surveys, Risk, Regression (Statistics), Multivariate Analysis, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Weapons, Injuries, Mental Health Programs, Prevention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC). Division of Adolescent and School Health
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: U63/CCU80275007