Violent behaviors in early adolescent minority youth: results from a "middle school youth risk behavior survey"
Clubb, P. A.
Browne, D. C.
Humphrey, A. D.
Publication: Matern Child Health J
Topics: Age Group Ethnicity Gun Carrying Students
Keywords: African-American Alabama Gun carrying HISPANIC Americans Survey
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6400 minority (non-White) middle school students between the ages of 9 and 19 in 6 states (Alabama, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Washington) responded to a 10 question survey about their experiences of and exposure to violence. 60.7% had engaged in some kind of fighting in the past 3 months. Gun carrying among males ranged from a low of 7.6% in Illinois to a high of 19.6% in North Carolina. 10.6% of male students and 2.8% of female students reported being shot at and 6% of males and 1.6% of female students reported shooting at someone recently. The authors recommend early intervention to prevent violence, counseling services for those affected by violence, and community outreach.
Clubb, P. A., Browne, D. C., Humphrey, A. D., Schoenbach, V., Meyer, B., & Jackson, M. (2001). Violent Behaviors in Early Adolescent Minority Youth: Results from a â€œMiddle School Youth Risk Behavior Surveyâ€. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 5(4), 225.
Clubb, Patricia A., et al. "Violent Behaviors in Early Adolescent Minority Youth: Results from a Â€Œmiddle School Youth Risk Behavior Surveyâ€." Maternal & Child Health Journal 5.4 (2001): 225.