Community and Global Health (CGU)
Mental and Social Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Objective: Measures of drug use, law-abidance beliefs, sensation seeking, fear of victimization, high-risk group identification, self- protection needs and behaviors, and demographics were investigated as longitudinal predictors of violence perpetration among 870 high-risk adolescents. Method: Self-reports from the same youth were obtained 1-year apart. Results: In addition to baseline violence perpetration, marijuana use, relatively youn1 age, male sex, high-risk group self-identification, low perceived efficacy of the police department, and nonavoidance of dangerous places predicted later perpetrated violence. Conclusion: Personal and social factors beyond baseline violent behavior predict risk for future violent behavior.
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Sussman, S., Simon, T.R., Dent, C.W., & Stacy, A.W. One-year prospective prediction of violence perpetration among high risk youth from personal and social-environmental variables. Am J. Health Behav. Educ. Promo. 23(5), 332-344, 1999.