Optimistic bias among potential perpetrators and victims of youth violence.

@article{Chapin2005OptimisticBA,
  title={Optimistic bias among potential perpetrators and victims of youth violence.},
  author={John R. Chapin and Stacy de las Alas and Grace Coleman},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 160},
  pages={749-60}
}
This study furthers the current understanding of optimistic bias regarding youth violence among high school students. Results from a survey of 387 urban high school students indicate a wide range of predictors of optimistic bias, including experience, demographics, and attitudes. Linkages to other developmental frameworks (personal fable and self-efficacy) suggest future directions for additional research.