Adolescent Problem Behavior in Nairobi's Informal Settlements: Applying Problem Behavior Theory in Sub-Saharan Africa

@inproceedings{Ndugwa2010AdolescentPB,
  title={Adolescent Problem Behavior in Nairobi's Informal Settlements: Applying Problem Behavior Theory in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Robert P. Ndugwa and Caroline W Kabiru and John Gf Cleland and Donatien B{\'e}guy and Thaddeus Egondi and Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and Richard Jessor},
  booktitle={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2010}
}
Adolescent involvement in problem behaviors can compromise health, development, and successful transition to adulthood. The present study explores the appropriateness of a particular theoretical framework, Problem Behavior Theory, to account for variation in problem behavior among adolescents in informal settlements around a large, rapidly urbanizing city in sub-Saharan Africa. Data were collected from samples of never married adolescents of both sexes, aged 12–19, living in two Nairobi slum… CONTINUE READING