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Adolescent place attachment, social capital, and perceived safety: a comparison of 13 countries.

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dc.contributor.author Molcho, Michal
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T13:29:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T13:29:33Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-17
dc.identifier.citation Dallago, L., Santinello, M., Perkins, D.D, Boyce, W., Molcho, M. & Morgan, A. (2009). Adolescent place attachment, social capital, and perceived safety: a comparison of 13 countries. American Journal of Community Psychology, 44(1-2), 148-60. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-2770
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2793
dc.description.abstract In adolescence, children become increasingly independent and autonomous, and spend more time in neighborhood settings away from home. During mid-to-late adolescence, youth often become more critical about the place they live. Their attachment to home and even community may decrease as they explore and develop new attachments to other specific places. The aim of this study is to understand how 15-year-old students from 13 countries perceive their local neighborhood area (place attachment, social capital and safety), and how these different community cognitions are interrelated. We hypothesize that their place attachment predicts safety, and that the relationship is mediated in part by social capital. Result show that, despite cross-cultural differences in neighborhood perceptions, the proposed theoretical model fits robustly across all 13 countries. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject Place perceptions en_US
dc.subject Trust en_US
dc.subject Neighboring en_US
dc.subject Fear en_US
dc.subject Comparative en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Adolescent place attachment, social capital, and perceived safety: a comparison of 13 countries. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10464-009-9250-z
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10464-009-9250-z en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder World Health Organization en_US

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