This study aimed to find the risk factors associated with school violence among high school students, specifically focusing on demographics: gender, race/ethnicity, age and marijuana use, insufficient sleep, and bullying. This study found that there was an association between gender and adolescents' involvement in school violence. More specifically, the study found that male adolescents were significantly more likely to carry a weapon at school, be threatened at school, and get involve in a fight at school compared to female adolescents. Youth who used marijuana accounted for more than double the number of youth who were involved in a fight at school, compared to non-users. The study found insufficient sleep to be a factor in school violence related activity including carrying a weapon at school. Finally, those who were bullied account for more than double of the youth being threatened at school, compared to youth who were not bullied.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Secondary education, Ethnic studies, Gender studies, Demography|
|Keywords:||Bullying, Effects of school violence, High school students, Insufficient sleep, Risk factors, School violence|
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