ERIC Number: EJ662348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Hopelessness and Risk Behaviour among Adolescents Living in High-Poverty Inner-City Neighbourhoods.
Bolland, John M.
Journal of Adolescence, v26 n2 p145-58 Apr 2003
Surveys inner-city adolescents, asking questions about hopelessness, violent and aggressive behavior, substance use, sexual behavior, and accidental injury. Nearly 50% of males and 25% of females had moderate or severe feelings of hopelessness. Moreover, hopelessness predicted of each of the risk behaviors considered. Suggestions are made for effective prevention and intervention programs. (Contains 47 references and 3 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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