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Awarded New Investigator/Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Risk for Violence and Injury in Rural African-American Youth

FOA Number: CE04-049 - Grants for Dissertation Awards for Doctoral Candidates for Violence-Related and Unintentional Injury
Project Period: 8/01/04–7/31/05
Application/Grant Number: 1-R49-CE000413-01
Principal Investigator: Matthew Irvin, MA
Center for Developmental Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 E. Franklin Street, Suite 200, CB#8115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8115
Phone: 919-843-0070
Fax: 919-966-4520
E-mail: mirvin@email.unc.edu

Abstract

In the United States, interpersonal violence is a leading cause of death and injury for African-American adolescents. Although considerable research has clarified risk and protective factors for interpersonal conflict and violence in inner-city African-American youth, relatively little research has focused on rural youth. To promote the development of effective violence prevention programs for rural African-American youth, research is needed to identify individual and social factors that contribute to or protect against youths' involvement in interpersonal conflict, violence, and associated injury.

To fill this research need, this study has five specific aims:

  1. To examine the linkages between interpersonal conflict, fighting, and subsequent injury;
  2. To identify individual and social factors that are linked to interpersonal conflict, violence, and injury in rural African-American high school students;
  3. To identify individual and social factors that are linked to non-involvement in interpersonal conflict, violence, and injury in rural African-American high school students;
  4. To identify longitudinal variables (i.e., individual and social factors across the middle school years) that function as risk and protective factors for involvement in interpersonal conflict, violence, and injury for at-risk youth (popular-aggressive, unpopular-aggressive);
  5. To identify proximal variables (i.e., at the time of reported conflict and fighting) that function as risk and protective factors for violence and injury during episodes of interpersonal conflict.

 
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