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NCJ Number: 235656 Find in a Library
Title: Arizona Youth Survey: Pima County, 2010
Corporate Author: Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn, Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn, Statistical Analysis Ctr
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Sale Source: Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn, Statistical Analysis Ctr
1110 W. Washington Ste 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes all findings from the 2010 Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) supplied by respondents attending schools in Pima County, with the intent that school administrators and county officials will compare the data for this county with the State as a whole.
Abstract: The AYS was administered to 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students during the spring of 2010. The survey was designed to assess school safety, adolescent substance use, antisocial behavior, and the risk and protective factors that predict these adolescent problem behaviors. Seven types of data charts are presented: lifetime and 30-day use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; heavy substance use and antisocial behavior; gambling; risk profiles; protective profiles; where youth acquired alcohol; and school safety. Antisocial behavior pertains to any involvement during the past year with eight antisocial behaviors listed in the charts. Gambling behavior charts show the percentage of students who engaged in each of the 10 types of gambling “for money, possessions, or anything of value” during the past year. Risk and protective factor scales measure specific aspects of a youth’s life experience that predict whether he/she will engage in problems behaviors. The scales are grouped into four domains: community, family, school, and peer/individual. The risk and protective factor charts show the percentage of students at risk and with protection for each of the scales. Another chart presents data regarding the ways that students obtained alcohol in the past 30 days. The school safety profile charts contain the percentages of students who felt unsafe at school or on the way to school, were threatened or injured with a weapon at school, were in a physical fight at school, carried a weapon to school, or were picked on or bullied at school. A number of tables and charts contain information useful for prevention planning. Extensive tables and charts
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Arizona; Children at risk; County; Fear of crime; Gambling; Juvenile drug use; School security; Tobacco use; Underage Drinking
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