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Students who carry weapons to high school: comparison with other weapon-carriers.
J Adolesc Health. 1999 May; 24(5):340-8.JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

To determine if those who have recently carried a weapon on school grounds differ from those who carry weapons elsewhere. We hypothesized that involvement in other problem behaviors and exposure to school crime and violence would be associated with risk for weapon carrying on school grounds.

METHODS

The data for this study were from the 1995 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 10,904 high school students. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine risk for weapon carrying on school grounds.

RESULTS

Among the students who carried a weapon, 48% carried a weapon on school grounds. Female gender, lower parental education levels, substance use on school grounds, involvement in physical fights, exposure to school crime and violence, frequency of weapon-carrying, and gun carrying distinguished students who carried weapons on school grounds from those who carried weapons off school grounds.

CONCLUSIONS

The results suggest that weapon-carrying on school grounds is associated with individual and school-related characteristics. Efforts to reduce weapon-carrying on school grounds might focus on reduction of students' actual and perceived vulnerability to victimization, as well as by helping students understand that other problem behaviors increase their risk for violence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10331840

Citation

Simon, T R., et al. "Students Who Carry Weapons to High School: Comparison With Other Weapon-carriers." The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 24, no. 5, 1999, pp. 340-8.
Simon TR, Crosby AE, Dahlberg LL. Students who carry weapons to high school: comparison with other weapon-carriers. J Adolesc Health. 1999;24(5):340-8.
Simon, T. R., Crosby, A. E., & Dahlberg, L. L. (1999). Students who carry weapons to high school: comparison with other weapon-carriers. The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 24(5), 340-8.
Simon TR, Crosby AE, Dahlberg LL. Students Who Carry Weapons to High School: Comparison With Other Weapon-carriers. J Adolesc Health. 1999;24(5):340-8. PubMed PMID: 10331840.
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