Backlash for Breaking Racial and Ethnic Breaking Stereotypes: Adolescent School Victimization Across Contexts

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Abstract

This research examines if and how social and cultural stereotypes insulate or aggravate the risk for adolescent victimization and partially explain racial and ethnic disparities with being a victim of violence at school. Analyses that draw on the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 and use multilevel analytical techniques suggest important results. Most notably, increased educational achievement, academic involvement, and having White American friendships are potential victimization risk factors for Black/African American and Latino American adolescents at urban and/or suburban schools. In addition to discussing the findings, this study underscores the importance of investigating the complexities associated with race and ethnicity when addressing adolescent victimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1073
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of interpersonal violence
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • adolescent violence
  • race and ethnicity
  • school crime

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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