Bullies & Victims: What can high schoolers teach us about sex, drugs, violence, & the propensity toward harming behaviors using; using the CDC’s Youth Behavioral Risk Survey (YRBS)
Wednesday, November 20th 12:00 - 1:00 PM
→ Drug abuse, unsafe sexual practices, exposure to violence, and other health-risk behaviors are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in teenagers. Our study applies the principles of market research segmentation to categorize, compare, and contrast different groups by their exposure to violence (bullying vs. victimization) and their health-risk behaviors (unsafe sexual practices, drug abuse, sexual violence, suicides, etc.). By plotting teenage populations on an exposure-to-violence continuum (ranging from the likelihood of becoming bully to the likelihood of becoming victim), researchers and practitioners can develop intervention strategies that are specific to each group. This study can assist researchers to understand how LGBT and heterosexual youth cope with violence and victimization.
Jazmin Letamendi, PhD, MS., Kacey Shap, PhD, MS., & Carl Letamendi, PhD, MBA Ology Research Group & Amit Patel, MPH, Westat
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