ERIC Number: EJ558989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Frequency and Correlates of Fighting and Carrying Weapons Among Public School Adolescents.
Valois, Robert F.; McKewon, Robert E.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v22 n1 p8-17 Jan-Feb 1998
Examined the frequency and correlates of adolescent violent behaviors. Data from the 1992 South Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicated that 47% of adolescent males and 13% of adolescent females carried weapons, and large numbers reported fighting. The strongest predictors of fighting and weapon carrying were alcohol and drug use, and sexual intercourse. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina