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

René Olate, Christopher Salas-Wright, Michael George 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 1

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El Salvador
delinquency
educational difficulties
violence
future orientation
expulsion
empathy
social support
school

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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In: International Social Work, Vol. 55, No. 3, 01.05.2012, p. 383-401.

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