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Maltreatment history and weapon carrying among early adolescents.

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Lewis, T; Leeb, R; Kotch, J; Smith, J; Thompson, R; Black, MM; Pelaez-Merrick, M; Briggs, E; Coyne-Beasley, T
Published in: Child Maltreat
August 2007

This study examines the role of maltreatment in weapon carrying among 12-year-old youth (N = 797) interviewed as part of the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN), an ongoing study of the antecedents and consequences of child maltreatment. Participants reported their physical and sexual abuse history and provided responses to items assessing perceived need for a weapon and weapon carrying. There were no gender differences in rates of self-reported physical or sexual abuse. Males were more likely than females to report weapon carrying and perceived need for a weapon. A mediation analysis was conducted to examine the mediating effect of perceived need for a weapon on the association between abuse and weapon carrying. Results indicated that perceived need for a weapon fully mediated the effect of physical abuse and partially mediated the effect of sexual abuse. Results are discussed in the context of self-protection theory.

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Child Maltreat

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ISSN

1077-5595

Publication Date

August 2007

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

259 / 268

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • United States
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Prospective Studies
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Humans
 

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Lewis, T., Leeb, R., Kotch, J., Smith, J., Thompson, R., Black, M. M., … Coyne-Beasley, T. (2007). Maltreatment history and weapon carrying among early adolescents. Child Maltreat, 12(3), 259–268. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559507303402
Lewis, Terri, Rebecca Leeb, Jonathan Kotch, Jamie Smith, Richard Thompson, Maureen M. Black, Melissa Pelaez-Merrick, Ernestine Briggs, and Tamera Coyne-Beasley. “Maltreatment history and weapon carrying among early adolescents.Child Maltreat 12, no. 3 (August 2007): 259–68. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559507303402.
Lewis T, Leeb R, Kotch J, Smith J, Thompson R, Black MM, et al. Maltreatment history and weapon carrying among early adolescents. Child Maltreat. 2007 Aug;12(3):259–68.
Lewis, Terri, et al. “Maltreatment history and weapon carrying among early adolescents.Child Maltreat, vol. 12, no. 3, Aug. 2007, pp. 259–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1077559507303402.
Lewis T, Leeb R, Kotch J, Smith J, Thompson R, Black MM, Pelaez-Merrick M, Briggs E, Coyne-Beasley T. Maltreatment history and weapon carrying among early adolescents. Child Maltreat. 2007 Aug;12(3):259–268.
Journal cover image

Published In

Child Maltreat

DOI

ISSN

1077-5595

Publication Date

August 2007

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

259 / 268

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • United States
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Prospective Studies
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Humans