Variables associated with weapon-carrying among young adolescents in southern California

J Adolesc Health. 2007 May;40(5):470-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2006.12.011. Epub 2007 Mar 9.

Abstract

In a multiethnic sample of 542 young adolescents, we examined the relation between victimization and weapon carrying in a school-based prevalence survey. Physical victimization contributed to this association in boys and relational victimization contributed to this association among girls. The findings support a gender-specific approach to designing violence prevention programs in the schools.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Age Factors
  • California / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Crime Victims / statistics & numerical data*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Firearms / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Odds Ratio
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Sampling Studies
  • Schools*
  • Sex Factors
  • Violence / prevention & control*
  • Violence / statistics & numerical data