Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Association between school engagement, help-seeking behavior, and school violence among Latino adolescents
by Munoz, Rocio Elizabeth, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 78; 1589634
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Adolescents, Help-seeking behavior, Latino, School engagement, School violence
Publication Number: 1589634
ISBN: 9781321776379
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