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The effects of a high-risk environment on the sexual victimization of homeless and runaway youth.
Violence Vict. 2001 Aug; 16(4):441-55.VV

Abstract

Based on the structural-choice theory of victimization, the current study examines the effects of a high-risk environment on the sexual victimization of 311 homeless and runaway youth. Results from logistic regression revealed that survival sex, gender, and physical appearance were significantly associated with sexual victimization. Results from a series of interactions also revealed that the effects of deviant behaviors on sexual victimization varied by gender and age. Although males and females engaged in similar activities, young women were more likely to be victims of sexual assault. These findings suggest that engaging in high-risk behaviors predispose some people to greater risks but it is the combination of these behaviors with gender and/or age that determines who will become victimized.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68588-0324, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11506452

Citation

Tyler, K A., et al. "The Effects of a High-risk Environment On the Sexual Victimization of Homeless and Runaway Youth." Violence and Victims, vol. 16, no. 4, 2001, pp. 441-55.
Tyler KA, Hoyt DR, Whitbeck LB, et al. The effects of a high-risk environment on the sexual victimization of homeless and runaway youth. Violence Vict. 2001;16(4):441-55.
Tyler, K. A., Hoyt, D. R., Whitbeck, L. B., & Cauce, A. M. (2001). The effects of a high-risk environment on the sexual victimization of homeless and runaway youth. Violence and Victims, 16(4), 441-55.
Tyler KA, et al. The Effects of a High-risk Environment On the Sexual Victimization of Homeless and Runaway Youth. Violence Vict. 2001;16(4):441-55. PubMed PMID: 11506452.
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