The purpose of this study was to examine the association among Latino adolescents' demographic factors, school engagement, help-seeking behavior, and their involvement in school violence. Secondary data obtained from the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) was utilized. A Chi-Square analysis was used to examine statistically significant associations among the variables. The study found a significant association among gender, grade, participation in sports, days gone to physical education (PE), speaking with a teacher, and the number of times students fought; age, gender, grade, participation in sports, days gone to PE, speaking with a teacher, and the number of times students fought at school; age, gender, participation in sports, speaking with a teacher, and the number of times students were injured; age, gender, grade, ethnicity, participation in sports, days gone to PE, speaking with a teacher, and the number of times students were threatened with a weapon; and age, gender, and the number of days students carried a weapon.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Adolescents, Help-seeking behavior, Latino, School engagement, School violence|
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