Effect of the incident at Columbine on students' violence- and suicide-related behaviors.

Abstract

BACKGROUND This study examined the impact that the violent incident at Columbine High School may have had on reports of behaviors related to violence and suicide among U.S. high school students. METHODS Nationally representative data from the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) were analyzed using logistic regression analyses. RESULTS Students who completed the 1999 YRBS after the Columbine incident were more likely to report feeling too unsafe to go to school and less likely to report considering or planning suicide than were students who completed the 1999 YRBS before the incident. CONCLUSIONS These results highlight how an extreme incident of school violence can affect students nationwide.

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@article{Brener2002EffectOT, title={Effect of the incident at Columbine on students' violence- and suicide-related behaviors.}, author={Nancy D. Brener and T. Simon and Mark J. Anderson and Lisa C. Barrios and Meg L. Small}, journal={American journal of preventive medicine}, year={2002}, volume={22 3}, pages={146-50} }