The impact of school connectedness on violent behavior, transport risk taking behavior and associated injuries in adolescence
Chapman, Rebekah L., Buckley, Lisa, Sheehan, Mary C., Shochet, Ian M., & Romaniuk, Madeline (2011) The impact of school connectedness on violent behavior, transport risk taking behavior and associated injuries in adolescence. Journal of School Psychology, 49(4), pp. 399-410.
Adolescents engage in many risk-taking behaviors that have the potential to lead to injury. The school environment has a significant role in shaping adolescent behavior, and this study aimed to provide additional information about the benefits associated with connectedness to school. Early adolescents aged 13 to 15 years (N = 509, 49% boys) were surveyed about school connectedness, engagement in transport and violence risk-taking, and injury experiences. Significant relations were found between school connectedness and reduced engagement in both transport and violence risk-taking, as well as fewer associated injuries. This study has implications for the area of risk-taking and injury prevention, as it suggests the potential for reducing adolescents' injury through school based interventions targeting school connectedness.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Elsevier First Online publishing|
|Keywords:||School connectedness, Adolescents, Risk-taking, Injury|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||26 May 2011 21:35|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2013 12:49|
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