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Am J Health Behav. 2002 Nov-Dec;26(6):454-64.

Risk factors and behaviors associated with adolescent violence and aggression.

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Department of Health Promotion, Education & Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA. RFValois@gwm.sc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore risk factors and behaviors associated with aggressive and violent behaviors among adolescents.

METHODS:

A comprehensive review of research literature from various disciplines associated with improving the health and well-being of adolescents.

RESULTS:

Risk factors and behaviors associated with adolescent aggression and violence are discussed via 6 major factor categories: individual, family, school/academic, peer-related, community and neighborhood, and situational.

CONCLUSION:

Adolescent aggression and violence develops and manifests within a complex constellation of factors. Prevention intervention efforts should be theory based, multicomponent, and multisystem; they should begin in middle school and continue into high school with a comprehensive evaluation design.

PMID:
12437020
DOI:
10.5993/ajhb.26.6.6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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