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ERIC Number: EJ882417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Community Violence, Protective Factors, and Adolescent Mental Health: A Profile Analysis
Copeland-Linder, Nikeea; Lambert, Sharon F.; Ialongo, Nicholas S.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v39 n2 p176-186 2010
This study examined interrelationships among community violence exposure, protective factors, and mental health in a sample of urban, predominantly African American adolescents (N = 504). Latent Profile Analysis was conducted to identify profiles of adolescents based on a combination of community violence exposure, self-worth, parental monitoring, and parental involvement and to examine whether these profiles differentially predict adolescents' depressive symptoms and aggressive behavior. Three classes were identified--a vulnerable class, a moderate risk/medium protection class, and a moderate risk/high protection class. The classes differentially predicted depressive symptoms but not aggressive behavior for boys and girls. The class with the highest community violence exposure also had the lowest self-worth. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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