Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cambodian parents' perception of gang violence
by Phal, Lakana S., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 92; 1472356
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between demographic variables and perceptions of gang violence among Cambodian parents residing in Long Beach, California. The study surveyed 17 Cambodian parents who attended parenting classes at the United Cambodian Community, Inc. Using a questionnaire developed by the researcher, statistical analysis were used to measure and identify relationships between the parents' perception of gang violence with demographic variables.

Findings illustrate some significant differences when perception scale scores were compared with demographics. Among the findings were: a statistical significant and positive relationship between perceived causes of gang and perceived awareness of gangs; there was statistically significant difference in the level of perceived causes of gangs and approximate household incomes; and there was statistically significant difference in the parents' perceived awareness of gangs between individuals who were and were not personally affected by gang violence. Due to limited sample size, other findings were inconclusive.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Social work, Criminology
Publication Number: 1472356
ISBN: 978-1-109-47270-7
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