Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Substance abuse and school violence among Latino youth
by Escobedo, Zully A., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 60; 1522220
Abstract (Summary)

Objective: To explore the association between substance abuse and school-based violence issues among Latino high school students. Method: A quantitative study in which secondary data from the Centers for Disease Control, 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) was utilized. Results: Adolescents of 16 years of age and younger are at higher risk. Males are more likely to carry a weapon, experience more threats at school and engage in fights, and sustain injuries than female. Adolescents who are involved in substance use are more likely to engage in violence as opposed to non users. Lastly, adolescents who were offered drugs on school premises were more likely to engage in school violence than those who were never offered drugs. Conclusion: this study's findings can be used for the development and improvement of educational and supportive programs to reduce the prevalence of substance use and school violence.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Lam, Brian, Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Latin American Studies
Publication Number: 1522220
ISBN: 978-1-267-97707-6
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