Fighting among America's youth: a risk and protective factors approach.

  title={Fighting among America's youth: a risk and protective factors approach.},
  author={Kevin Michael Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  volume={38 2},
Using three nationally representative, stratified samples of youth, this paper examines health-comprising behavior (fighting) using a risk and protective factors model. In addition, the interplay between risk and protective factors is explored in an attempt to specify their precise role in acting as either mediators or buffers in the risk-taking process. Regression results indicate some similarities among the three samples and the general model's utility in predicting self-reported fighting… CONTINUE READING

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