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To tell or not to tell: lifestyle impacts on whether adolescents tell about violent victimization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16761860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adolescent sexual and physical victimization is an issue of serious social concern in our society. This study examines the predictors of whether juveniles tell about these experiences. We specifically question whether the adolescents' lifestyles inhibit victims from telling anyone about the assault and determine if such predictors vary by sex. Using data from the National Survey of Adolescents, we find that the victims' lifestyles do predict help-seeking but that the importance of these measures varies by the type of victimization and the sex of the adolescent. Lifestyles influence reporting the event more consistently for victims of sexual assaults than physical assaults. In addition, while several lifestyle measures are significant for sexually victimized girls, the context of the event is more important for boys who are sexually victimized. Aspects of the adolescents' lifestyles are not as important for telling about physical victimization.
Stacey Nofziger; Rachel E Stein
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence and victims     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0886-6708     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Vict     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-09     Completed Date:  2006-06-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916436     Medline TA:  Violence Vict     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sociology, University of Akron, Ohio 44325-1905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior
Crime Victims / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Interpersonal Relations
Life Style*
Multivariate Analysis
Rape / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Sexual Partners / psychology
Truth Disclosure*
United States

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