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ERIC Number: EJ794581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Values as Protective Factors against Violent Behavior in Jewish and Arab High Schools in Israel
Knafo, Ariel; Daniel, Ella; Khoury-Kassabri, Mona
Child Development, v79 n3 p652-667 May-Jun 2008
This study tested the hypothesis that values, abstract goals serving as guiding life principles, become relatively important predictors of adolescents' self-reported violent behavior in school environments in which violence is relatively common. The study employed a students-nested-in-schools design. Arab and Jewish adolescents (N = 907, M age = 16.8), attending 33 Israeli schools, reported their values and their own violent behavior. Power values correlated positively, and universalism and conformity correlated negatively with self-reported violent behavior, accounting for 12% of the variance in violent behavior, whereas school membership accounted for 6% of the variance. In schools in which violence was more common, power values' relationship with adolescents' self-reported violence was especially positive, and the relationship of universalism with self-reported violence was especially negative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel