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100 1  Kia-Keating, Brett 
245 14 The relationship between individual, family, peer, and 
       community factors and the development of violent behavior 
       in children and adolescents 
300    150 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-
       06, Section: B, page: 3483 
500    Adviser:  Terrence Tivnan 
502    Thesis (Ed.D.)--Harvard University, 2006 
520    Violence in the United States claims more lives than in 
       any other developed country (Thornton, Craft, Dahlberg, 
       Lynch, & Baer, 2000). In order to effectively prevent this
       behavior, it is critically important to understand the 
       individual, family, peer, and community factors related to
       the development of violent behavior, and the interactions 
       between them (Becker, Barham, Eron, & Chen, 1994; U.S. 
       Department of Health and Human Services, 2001). In this 
       study, detailed 2-wave longitudinal data on 1,908 children
       (ages 9-15 at Wave 1) from the Project on Human 
       Development in Chicago Neighborhoods were analyzed 
       utilizing a hierarchical model in which the self-reported 
       violent behavior of the individual at wave 2 
       (approximately 2 years after the first wave) was predicted
       utilizing characteristics of the individual participants, 
       their families, and their peers. At the next level of 
       analysis, the relationship between these factors and 
       individual violent behavior at wave 2 was predicted 
       utilizing community variables. The results of this 
       analysis revealed many factors that predicted subsequent 
       violent behavior, including individual factors (gender, 
       race/ethnicity, age group, level of aggression, marijuana 
       and alcohol use, and having committed theft and vandalism),
       family factors (parental marital status, family 
       socioeconomic status, having a family member who is 
       depressed or convicted of a crime, and family social 
       support), and peer factors (peer social support, and 
       having peers who are violent or have committed theft). 
       Furthermore, a number of community factors (including 
       social disorder, social capital, perceived discussed in 
       terms of the ways in which factors assessed at various 
       levels of individuals' ecological environments may be used,
       both individually and in combination, to predict and 
       understand their subsequent violent behavior. Through 
       recognizing the importance of each of the ecological 
       levels and the influence that they have on children's 
       development, the results of this study can inform policy 
       and prevention efforts 
590    School code: 0084 
590    DDC 
650  4 Health Sciences, Public Health 
650  4 Psychology, Developmental 
650  4 Sociology, Criminology and Penology 
690    0573 
690    0620 
690    0627 
710 2  Harvard University 
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