CitationTillyer, Marie Skubak & Tillyer, Rob (2016). Race, Ethnicity, and Adolescent Violent Victimization. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. vol. 45 (7) pp. 1497-1511
AbstractThe risk of adolescent violent victimization in the United States varies considerably across racial and ethnic populations; it is unknown whether the sources of risk also vary by race and ethnicity. This study examined the correlates of violent victimization for White, Black, and Hispanic youth. Data collected from 11,070 adolescents (51 % female, mean age = 15.04 years) during the first two waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health were used to estimate group-specific multilevel logistic regression models. The results indicate that male, violent offending, peer deviance, gang membership, and low self-control were significantly associated with increased odds of violent victimization for all groups. Some activities-including getting drunk, sneaking out, and unstructured socializing with peers-were risk factors for Black adolescents only; skipping school was a risk factor only for Hispanic adolescents. Although there are many similarities across groups, the findings suggest that minority adolescents are particularly vulnerable to violent victimization when they engage in some activities and minor forms of delinquency.
Keyword(s)Adolescent violent victimization Ethnicity Race DEVIANT LIFE-STYLES
Notes1573-6601 Tillyer, Marie Skubak Tillyer, Rob Journal article J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Jan 14.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Author(s)Tillyer, Marie Skubak