• Publications
  • Influence
Hopelessness and risk behaviour among adolescents living in high-poverty inner-city neighbourhoods.
  • J. Bolland
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of adolescence
  • 1 April 2003
Ethnographic literature on inner-city life argues that adolescents react to their uncertain futures by abandoning hope, leading them to engage in high levels of risk behaviour. However, fewExpand
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Race Matters, Even in Marriage: Identifying Factors Linked to Marital Outcomes for African Americans
Although many African Americans share a sociohistorical background, empirical research on family and marital processes has often overlooked a great deal of heterogeneity within the group. InExpand
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Gang Membership, Gun Carrying, and Employment: Applying Routine Activities Theory to Explain Violent Victimization Among Inner City, Minority Youth Living in Extreme Poverty*
Conceptual inconsistencies in routine activities theory are illustrated by demonstrating how gang membership, gun carrying, and employment can be categorized as both risk and protective factors in aExpand
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Sorting out centrality: An analysis of the performance of four centrality models in real and simulated networks
Abstract Although the concept of centrality has been well developed in the social networks literature, its empirical development has lagged somewhat. This paper moves a step in that direction byExpand
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Social Connections, Trajectories of Hopelessness, and Serious Violence in Impoverished Urban Youth
Youth living in impoverished urban neighborhoods are at risk for becoming hopeless about their future and engaging in violent behaviors. The current study seeks to examine the longitudinalExpand
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Three faces of integrative coordination: a model of interorganizational relations in community-based health and human services.
OBJECTIVE This study develops a theoretically justified, network-based model of integrative coordination in community-based health and human services, and it uses this model to measure and compareExpand
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Development and Risk Behavior Among African American, Caucasian, and Mixed-race Adolescents Living in High Poverty Inner-city Neighborhoods
Youths growing up in low-income inner-city neighborhoods are at substantial risk for initiating substance use, violent behavior, and sexual intercourse at early ages; these risk behaviors continue atExpand
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The Origins of Hopelessness Among Inner-City African-American Adolescents
Much has been written in recent years about hopelessness among residents of impoverished inner-city neighborhoods, but little research has been conducted on the origins of hopelessness. TheExpand
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Disentangling the Effects of Violent Victimization, Violent Behavior, and Gun Carrying for Minority Inner-City Youth Living in Extreme Poverty
Two waves of longitudinal data were used to examine the sequencing between violent victimization, violent behavior, and gun carrying in a high-poverty sample of African American youth. MultivariateExpand
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Neighboring and Community Mobilization in High-Poverty Inner-City Neighborhoods
This research considers how empowerment, sense of community, and neighboring behavior affect the likelihood that residents living in high-poverty neighborhoods engage in discussion about communityExpand
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