Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between hopelessness and school violence among African American adolescents: A quantitative study
by Nguyen, Chung, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 57; 1517749
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between feelings of hopelessness and school violence among African American youth. This was achieved by completing a quantitative study analyzing secondary data obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS). The results revealed that feelings of hopelessness are more likely to be experienced by females than males. Variables such as being threatened at school, involvement with weapon carrying to school, and missing school because of feeling insecure had statistically significant relationships with youth's experience of hopelessness. The findings may be beneficial in promoting hopeful futures for youth by decreasing the involvement of school violence among adolescents, especially youth with limited family and community support.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Social work, Educational psychology, Criminology
Publication Number: 1517749
ISBN: 978-1-267-47376-9
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