Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-18-2015

Publication Title

Youth & Society

Volume

50

Issue

6

Pages

34

Abstract

For African American youth disproportionately exposed to community violence and the associated risk of externalizing behaviors, developmental assets that reduce the risk for externalizing behaviors and enhance adaptive coping should be explored. In a sample of 572 African American adolescents (Mage = 15.85; SD = 1.42), the current study explored whether future orientation or gender buffered the impact of community violence exposure on externalizing behaviors. The current study also examined the interaction between future orientation, gender, and violence-specific coping strategies to determine their association with externalizing behaviors. Future orientation moderated the relationship between violence exposure and delinquent, but not aggressive, behaviors. Future orientation interacted differently with coping for males and females to predict externalizing behaviors. Research and clinical implications are discussed.

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Author Posting. © SAGE Publications 2018. This article is posted here by permission of SAGE Publications for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Youth & Society, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X15605108

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