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ERIC Number: EJ769689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
"They Be Doing Illegal Things": Early Adolescents Talk about Their Inner-City Neighborhoods
Schaefer-McDaniel, Nicole
Journal of Adolescent Research, v22 n4 p413-436 2007
Neighborhood research, the body of work examining how the built environment affects residents, has been actively pursued across the social sciences in the past decade. Within this work, researchers focus mainly on adult residents and rely on crude census reports to measure the neighborhood space. As there are many problems associated with census data, researchers are currently surveying residents about their perceptions of their neighborhoods. Since young people are not recognized in this research agenda, this paper describes a qualitative study with 10 early adolescents in New York City, aged 11 to 13 years, and their perceptions of their neighborhoods. Results from this study serve as a foundation for quantitative work exploring the relationship between different neighborhood measurements and their association to adolescents' health. Questions for the Qualitative Interview and Neighborhood Walk are appended. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York