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Author Welsh, Kayleigh L., author.
Title Can respect in schools moderate the relationship between Latino youths' environmental stressors and high-risk behaviors? / by Kayleigh L. Welsh.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  BF77 .Z95 2012 W45eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 65 pages) : illustrations, some color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-65).
Summary The purpose of this research was to examine whether perceived mutual respect in schools (between teachers, administrators, and students) can moderate the relationship between environmental stressors (i.e., peer victimization, ethnic discrimination, parental intrusiveness) and the exhibition of high-risk behaviors (i.e., substance use, delinquent behaviors, physical aggression) in Latino adolescents in southern California. Research frequently investigates ways in which family-related variables can buffer such behaviors, but few studies have examined whether school climate can minimize the effects of stressors on youth high-risk behaviors. Given how much time adolescents typically spend at school, a positive school climate may serve as a protective factor against various stressors.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 05, 2012).
Subject Hispanic American high school students -- California, Southern.
Teacher-student relationships.
Problem youth -- California, Southern.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Psychology.
OCLC number 850491060