ERIC Number: EJ557760
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Precursors and Consequences of Membership in Youth Gangs.
Dukes, Richard L.; Martinez, Ruben O.; Stein, Judith A.
Youth & Society, v29 n2 p139-65 Dec 1997
Studied explanations for gang membership in a population of 11,000 secondary school students. Lower self-esteem, perceived academic ability, psychosocial health, and bonds with institutions appeared to precede gang membership. Other precursors and consequences identified were also consistent with a lack of social integration. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Research partially supported by Grant Number DA01070-22 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.