Disability and Violent Victimization in a National Sample of Adolescents: A Longitudinal Study

Citation

Yun, I.; Jung, S.; & Yoo, J. (2015). Disability and Violent Victimization in a National Sample of Adolescents: A Longitudinal Study. Violence and victims. vol. 30 (6) pp. 1099-1116

Abstract

In the victimization literature, a significant association has been consistently observed between disability and the victimization of children and adolescents. It is largely unknown, however, whether individuals with disabilities continue to suffer from a heightened risk of violent victimization when they reach young adulthood and adulthood. In addition, despite the close nexus between victimization and perpetration, prior studies have generally failed to control for violent acts perpetrated by individuals with disabilities. This study addresses these issues by drawing on the panel design nature of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The results show that although physical disability is not linked to victimization risk, learning disability is significantly associated with an elevated risk of violent victimization.

URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26439376

Notes

Yun, Ilhong Jung, Sejong Yoo, Jusung Journal article Violence Vict. 2015 Oct 5.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Violence and victims

Author(s)

Yun, I.
Jung, S.
Yoo, J.

Year Published

2015

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

6

Pages

1099-1116

Edition

10/07

DOI

10.1891/0886-6708.vv-d-14-00008

Reference ID

6800