Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Drug abuse, school safety, and school violence amongst Latina adolescents
by Saucedo, Jessie, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 64; 1522259
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to explore how drug abuse and feelings of school safety contribute to school violence amongst Latina adolescents. This was completed by conducting a quantitative study in which secondary data from the Centers for Disease Control, 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) was utilized. The findings reveal that there was a relationship between drug abuse and school violence amongst Latina adolescents. This study found that there was a relationship between feelings of school safety and school violence amongst Latina adolescents. The study also revealed that there was a relationship between bullying and school violence. These findings can help to develop preventative programs in order to decrease the prevalence- in school violence amongst Latina adolescents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Latin American Studies
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Publication Number: 1522259
ISBN: 9781267977540
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