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Exposure to community violence in adolescence: trauma symptoms.
Adolescence. 2000 Summer; 35(138):271-84.A

Abstract

This research explored the relationship between exposure to violence and psychological stress among adolescents. It focused on the cumulative experience of recurring community violence during the high school years, differentiated victimization from witnessing violence, and examined four conceptually separate psychological symptoms of trauma (anger, anxiety, depression, and dissociation). Considerable exposure to recurring community violence, but also considerable variation in the amount of exposure, was found in the sample of 455 first-year students at an urban college. Exposure to recurring community violence was moderately correlated with the manifestation of psychological trauma symptoms. Further, being victimized and witnessing violence had independent (as well as overlapping) relationships with trauma symptoms. It was concluded that attempts to account for psychological stress among adolescents must include exposure to community violence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Social Sciences, York College of The City University of New York, Jamaica 11451, USA. Rosenthal@york.cuny.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11019771

Citation

Rosenthal, B S.. "Exposure to Community Violence in Adolescence: Trauma Symptoms." Adolescence, vol. 35, no. 138, 2000, pp. 271-84.
Rosenthal BS. Exposure to community violence in adolescence: trauma symptoms. Adolescence. 2000;35(138):271-84.
Rosenthal, B. S. (2000). Exposure to community violence in adolescence: trauma symptoms. Adolescence, 35(138), 271-84.
Rosenthal BS. Exposure to Community Violence in Adolescence: Trauma Symptoms. Adolescence. 2000;35(138):271-84. PubMed PMID: 11019771.
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