What types of delinquent activities are bullies, victims, and bully/victims in urban neighborhoods most likely involved in?

Jun Sung Hong, Ji Kang Chen, Shu Chen Wang, Jeoung Min Lee, Carl L. Algood, Dexter R. Voisin

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Abstract

Purpose: The current study explores which types of delinquent activities bullies, victims, and bully/victims are most at risk of from a sample of urban African American adolescents. Design and methods: The research design was cross-sectional, which includes a sample of low-income African American adolescents in Chicago's Southside. The study participants included 523 adolescents. Descriptive statistics, latent class analysis, and logistic regression analysis were conducted. Results: Bullies, victims, and bully/victims are all at a heightened risk of theft, threatening behavior, and assaultive behavior. Irrespective of bullying status, delinquency is a serious problem for urban adolescents who are bullies, victims, or bully/victims. Conclusions: Investigating the types of delinquent activities bullies, victims, and bully/victims are most likely to be involved in is important. Implications for practice: Evidence-based treatment plans require assessment tools that are tailored for urban African American adolescents. Nurses are advised to consider interventions that promote resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Volume59
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was funded by the Center for Health Administration Studies and the STI/HIV Intervention Network at the University of Chicago in the United States of America, which were awarded to Dr. Dexter R. Voisin.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

  • African American
  • Bullying
  • Delinquent behavior
  • Urban
  • Victimization

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