Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Gender differences in school violence among Latinos
by Creighton, Susana, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 59; 1522214
Abstract (Summary)

This study aimed to examine the relationship between gender differences and school violence among Latino adolescents. Cultural gender attitudes and beliefs were analyzed to determine if they have an impact on school violence. The findings revealed that males are more inclined to engage in violent behavior at school. Males are more likely to carry a gun and weapons at school. They are more prone to engage in a fight and be injured. Males have a higher likelihood than females to be threatened at school. In regard to teen dating, this study found that females are more likely to be forced to have sex. Finally, more females than males reported to be victims of bullying. The findings may contribute to the development of effective preventive measures for Hispanic adolescents that could be implemented in a school based setting and may reduce the prevalence of school based 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
Publication Number: 1522214
ISBN: 978-1-267-97700-7
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