CitationBiro, S.D. & Turanovic, J. J. (2022). Violent Victimization in Early Adulthood and its Consequences among Ever-Homeless Persons.
AbstractAdolescent violent victimization has been shown to negatively affect a wide range of outcomes in early adulthood, often severely impacting interpersonal relationships, educational, labor force, and physical and mental health outcomes. Similarly, literature has previously established that experiencing homelessness before the age of 18 is correlated with comparably adverse disadvantages in adulthood. However, research has been focusing mainly on the causal links between victimization and homelessness, overlooking how victimization might influence one’s life trajectory when homelessness is not an outcome or a cause of victimization but rather a moderating factor. Using data from Waves III and IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the current study examines the moderating effect of homelessness on the relationship between adolescent violent victimization and early adulthood outcomes. Results of the interaction effect, as well as the implications, limitations, and the direction of future research will be discussed.
Reference TypeConference paper
Book TitleAmerican Society of Criminology Annual Meeting
Turanovic, J. J.