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ERIC Number: EJ844558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Delinquent Behavior, Violent Victimization, and Coping Strategies among Latino Adolescents
McGee, Zina T.; Barber, Asha; Joseph, Ebone'; Dudley, Jocelyn; Howell, Robyn
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v42 n3 p41-56 2005
This study examines differences in reported problems such as peer victimization, indirect victimization, direct victimization, internal symptoms, and external symptoms among Latino youth exposed to violence. Findings suggest that female adolescents display higher levels of indirect victimization (i.e., witnessing violence) and internal symptoms (i.e., anxiety and depression) compared to male adolescents, who are more likely to demonstrate higher levels of direct victimization (i.e., actual attacks) and external symptoms (i.e., delinquent behavior). Results also show that among Latino youth, gender is the strongest predictor of peer victimization controlling for family structure and age. Gender is also the best predictor of indirect victimization and direct victimization controlling for family structure and age. The findings also indicate that older adolescents are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior, including the use of crack, cocaine, heroin and alcohol. In light of these findings, it is suggested that future studies continue to examine the linkage between victimization and delinquency and the subsequent impact on Latino youth behavior and development. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory