Turanovic, Jillian J. (2016). Heterogeneous effects of adolescent violent victimization in early adulthood. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
New Orelans, LA.
It is well-documented that adolescent violent victimization can result in many negative, long-term consequences on the lives of youth. Nevertheless, existing research focuses almost exclusively on the average effects of victimization on various negative life outcomes, despite good reasons to suspect that these effects are markedly heterogeneous. Specifically, certain youth may be more likely than others to experience negative consequences in response to victimization. Accordingly, using three waves of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the current study seeks to: 1) examine the effects of adolescent violent victimization on a range of behavioral, psychological, and social outcomes in early adulthood; and 2) examine whether these effects vary according to youths’ propensities of being victimized during adolescence. A series of propensity score matching techniques will be used to account for issues of spuriousness and selection bias in identifying various consequences of victimization. Implications for theory and future research will be discussed.
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology
Turanovic, Jillian J.
City of Publication
New Orelans, LA