Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2018

Publication Title

Children and Youth Services Review

Volume

91

Pages

27

Abstract

Aims

Person-based analyses have demonstrated wide variability among the levels of exposure to community violence (ECV) experienced by youth in disadvantaged communities. In addition, social network research has found that violence victimization tends to occur primarily among a small social group, demonstrating that levels of peer delinquency may be a factor that distinguishes among youth who experience high and low levels of ECV.

Methods

The current study utilized latent class analysis to examine profiles of ECV and peer delinquency in a sample of 618 African American adolescents (54.7% female; mean age = 15.8, SD = 1.41), and the relationship these profiles have to adaptive and maladaptive outcomes.

Results

Results demonstrated that levels of ECV and peer delinquency vary significantly among these youth, and profile membership predicts levels of delinquency, aggression, future orientation, and self-esteem.

Conclusion

Research and clinical implications are discussed.

Comments

Author Posting. © Elsevier 2018. This article is posted here by permission of Elsevier for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Children & Youth Services Review, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.06.014

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