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Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence: Gendered and Contextual Effects on Adolescent Interpersonal Violence, Drug Use, and Mental Health Outcomes

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $37,179)

Using data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), this research will examine the effects of exposure to interpersonal violence on self-reported interpersonal violence, drug use, and mental health problems among youth participating in PHDCN. This study will also examine the effects of neighborhood characteristics on neighborhood youth violence, drug use, and mental health problems, and whether exposure varies across neighborhoods in these relationships. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) will be used to estimate effects, Separate analyses for 1,172 male and 1,152 female youth subjects will be conducted in order to examine gender differences in these relationships. The study will use data from the first, second, and third waves of the PHDCN and will include associated information from the Community Survey and 1990 U.S. Census for the 80 neighborhood clusters participating in PHDCN. Prevalence and incidence measures of outcomes will be examined using Bernoulli and negative binomial distributions, respectively.ca/ncf
Date Created: September 22, 2009