ERIC Number: EJ800086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Contrasting Portraits of War: Youths' Varied Experiences with Political Violence in Bosnia and Palestine
Barber, Brian K.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v32 n4 p298-309 2008
This article illustrates some of the complexity of youths' experience with political violence as a means of cautioning researchers, applied professionals and policy makers against overly-simplistic conclusions and interventions when attempting to understand and serve the large populations of the world's youth who endure conflict. A variety of forms of data and their analyses from one research program are utilized to show how distinctly two cohorts of youth (Bosnian and Palestinian) experienced their respective conflicts, including: types and frequencies of political violence exposure; degree of involvement in political violence; perceptions of the meaning and efficacy of the conflict and their willingness to engage in it; its perceived impact on their psychological, social, and civic lives; as well as the implications of all of the above for their identity development.
Descriptors: Violence, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Political Influences, Youth, War, Ethnicity, Activism, Adolescents, Males, Death, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Palestine; Yugoslavia