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dc.contributor.authorGardner, Julie Meekses_ES
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Christine Aes_ES
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Joan Aes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMillard, Doreenes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-25T14:53:16Z
dc.date.available2015-08-25T14:53:16Z
dc.date.issued2003es_ES
dc.identifier.citationGardner, Julie Meeks,Powell, Christine A,Thomas, Joan A,Millard, Doreen (2003) Percepciones y experiencias en torno a la violencia en estudiantes de secundaria en la zona urbana de Jamaica. Rev Panam Salud Publica;14(2) 97-103,aug. 2003. Retrieved from http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49892003000700004&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=enes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49892003000700004&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=enes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/8347
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesRev Panam Salud Publica;14(2),aug. 2003es_ES
dc.subjectEstudanteses_ES
dc.subjectViolênciapt_BR
dc.subjectBem-Estar do Animalpt_BR
dc.subjectMaus-Tratos Infantises_ES
dc.subjectMaus-Tratos Infantises_ES
dc.subjectDocenteses_ES
dc.subjectJamaicaes_ES
dc.subjectQuestionáriospt_BR
dc.subjectDistribuição Aleatóriapt_BR
dc.subjectAmostragemes_ES
dc.subjectInstituições Acadêmicaspt_BR
dc.subjectInstituições Acadêmicaspt_BR
dc.subjectFatores Socioeconômicospt_BR
dc.subjectPopulação Urbanapt_BR
dc.subjectComportamento Verbales_ES
dc.subjectViolênciapt_BR
dc.titlePercepciones y experiencias en torno a la violencia en estudiantes de secundaria en la zona urbana de Jamaicaes_ES
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.description.notesOBJECTIVE: To obtain information on the perceptions and experiences of violence among secondary school students in Kingston, Jamaica, and its environs. METHODS: Data collection was carried out from September through December 1998. Two researchers administered questionnaires in 11 randomly selected secondary schools, to a total of 1 710 students who were in either grade 7 or grade 9 and who were aged 9-17 years old (mean of 13.2 years). Frequency distributions of the responses were compared by gender, age, grade level, socioeconomic status, and school type. RESULTS: Seventy-five percent of the students thought that someone who was reluctant to fight would be "picked on" more, 89 percent thought it generally wrong to hit other people, and 91 percent thought it wrong to insult other people. Eighty-four percent knew of students who carried knives or blades from such items as a scalpel or a utility knife to school, and 89 percent were worried about violence at school. Thirty-three percent had been victims of violence, and 60 percent had a family member who had been a victim of violence. Eighty-two percent thought that violent television shows could increase aggressive behavior. Factor analysis of selected responses was carried out, yielding five factors: neighborhood violence, school violence, perceptions of acceptable behaviors, level of concern about violence, and general experiences and perceptions of violence. The factors varied with gender, age, grade level, socioeconomic status, and school type. CONCLUSIONS: These results will help focus interventions aimed at reducing violence, provide a baseline for later comparisons of perceptions and experiences of violence, and offer a basis for comparing the experiences of young people in urban Jamaica with those of young persons elsewhere.(AU)en_US


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