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Daring, substance use and involvement in violence among school children

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dc.contributor.author Molcho, Michal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-18T15:24:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-18T15:24:02Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-22
dc.identifier.citation Laufer, A., Harel, Y., & Molcho, M. (2006). Daring, substance use and involvement in violence among school children Journal of School Violence, 5(3), 71-88. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1538-8220
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2333
dc.description.abstract This study explores whether the association between substance use and involvement in youth violence is a unique association resulting from the properties of the drugs, or whether it is part of a larger behavioral cluster. The sample was composed of 1,571 10th grade students from the Israeli secular and religious state school systems, including both Jewish and Arab schools. The results indicate that the strongest predictor for unplanned violent activities such as physical fights is alcohol use, suggesting that this chemical substance may lower the threshold of unplanned violence. However, daring was found to be the strongest predictor for planned violent activities such as bullying and weapon carrying, suggesting that the behavioral pattern is the most influential. Thus future research and intervention programs would perhaps benefit from differentiating between planned and unplanned violence. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Haworth Press (Taylor & Francis) en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Substance use en_US
dc.subject Daring en_US
dc.subject Violence en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Daring, substance use and involvement in violence among school children en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J202v05n03_06 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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