Predictors of violence and delinquency among high risk youth and youth gang members in San Salvador, El Salvador

René Olate, Christopher Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn

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Abstract

Low future orientation, low empathy, educational difficulty, school expulsion, delinquent peers, gang membership, and low social support were found to be significant risk factors for violence and delinquency among a sample (N = 174) of high risk youth and youth gang members in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-401
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and the Boston College Jesuit Institute.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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