ERIC Number: EJ1025728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
School Violent Victimization and Recent Alcohol Use and Episodic Heavy Drinking among Youth
King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Merianos, Ashley L.
Journal of School Nursing, v30 n3 p187-195 Jun 2014
School violent victimization is a serious public health problem among youth. The current study investigated the association between youth alcohol use and school violent victimization among middle school and high school students ("N" = 54,361). The PRIDE national survey for Grades 6-12 was administered to youth in their classrooms. Results indicated that 38.3% of students were involved in school violent victimization. School violent victimization differed significantly based on sex, race, and grade level. Logistic regression analyses indicated that school violent victimization was directly related to elevated alcohol use in the past 12 months and episodic heavy drinking among youth. Findings from this study may be beneficial to school nurses in creating bullying and substance abuse prevention programs for students. Recommendations for future research are included.
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, National Surveys, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Age Differences, Regression (Statistics), Correlation, Bullying, Aggression, School Nurses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; High Schools; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio