ERIC Number: EJ784885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Youth Assets, Aggression, and Delinquency within the Context of Family Structure
Oman, Roy F.; Vesely, Sara K.; Aspy, Cheryl B.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n6 p557-568 Nov-Dec 2005
Objective: To identify youth assets associated with reduced aggressive and delinquent behavior of youth residing in 1-parent households but not of youth residing in 2-parent households. Methods: Data were collected from inner-city youth and their parents (N = 1277 youth-parent pairs) using in-home, in-person interviews. Logistic regression analyses, stratifying by 1- and 2-parent household status, were conducted. Results: Several assets were significantly associated with reduced risk behavior only for youth residing in 1-parent households. Conclusions: There appear to be specific assets (eg, Family Communication, Responsible Choices) that are more important for youth living in 1- versus 2-parent households.
Descriptors: Delinquency, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Relationship, Adolescents, Family Structure, Parents, Aggression, One Parent Family, Urban Areas, Interviews, Risk, Behavior Patterns
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