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NCJ Number: 228556 Find in a Library
Title: Opportunity, Involvement, and Student Exposure to School Violence
Journal: Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:October 2009  Pages:299-312
Author(s): Anthony A. Peguero
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between school involvement, opportunity, and youth exposure to school violence and victimization.
Abstract: This study revealed three important findings in terms of the relationships between students' school-based extracurricular activities involvement and their exposure to school violence. First, opportunity and involvement conceptual frameworks are applicable when examining student exposure to school violence and victimization. Second, student involvement in classroom-related extracurricular activities and school clubs are associated with an increase in exposure to school violence and victimization. Third, interscholastic school sports athletes are less likely to be exposed to school violence and victimization. Data were collected from 5,899 White-American, 1,622 African-American, 1,729 Latina, and 1,188 Asian-American public school students. Data for this research were drawn from the restricted-use Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), whose data were obtained from a longitudinal survey administered by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) for the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) of the United States Department of Education. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Schools; Victimization
Index Term(s): Adolescent victims; Asian Americans; Attitudes toward education; Black/African Americans; Caucasian/White Americans; Educational benefits; Hispanic; Victim profiles; Victimization risk; Victimization surveys; Victims of violent crime
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