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Linking community variables to parenting behaviours and youth risk behaviours

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Show simple item record Trithardt, Jaselyn Jarvis. en_US 2009-07-14T19:40:48Z 2009-07-14T19:40:48Z 2005-07-14T19:40:48Z
dc.description.abstract The puq)ose of this thesis is to test a model Hnking community disadvantage and urbanicity factors to parenting variables (i.e., monitoring, warmth, and knowledge) and to youth risk behavior (i.e., substance use and delinquency), measured both concurrently and one year after the assessment of parenting variables. The model builds on the work of Fletcher, Steinberg, and Williams-Wheeler (2004) but a) includes a more comprehensive measure of SES than that conceptualized by Fletcher et al.; b) considers whether the role of community disadvantage is indirectly as well as directly linked to youth risk behavior, by way of its association with parenting variables; c) considers whether level of community urbanicity plays a direct role in predicting both parenting variables and risk behaviors, or whether its influence on risk behaviours is primarily indirect through parenting variables. Both community disadvantage and urbanicity had virtually no relation to parenting and risk behaviour variables. Results found for relations of parenting variables and risk behaviour were similar to Fletcher et al. Although urban youth are typically perceived as being more at risk for substance use and delinquency, no evidence was found for a distinction between urban and rural youth within this sample. Targeting risk behaviour prevention/reduction programs toward only urban youth, therefore, is not supported by these findings. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence. en_US
dc.subject Urban youth. en_US
dc.subject Rural youth. en_US
dc.subject Parent and child. en_US
dc.subject Child rearing. en_US
dc.title Linking community variables to parenting behaviours and youth risk behaviours en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US M.A. Child and Youth Studies en_US Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Child and Youth Studies en_US Faculty of Social Sciences en_US

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