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Adolescent characteristics, neighbourhood social processes and socioeconomic factors and adolescent injury risk

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dc.contributor.advisor Morrongiello, Barbara A.
dc.contributor.author Klemencic, Nora
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-15T14:39:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-15T14:39:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2011-09
dc.date.created 2011-09-09
dc.date.issued 2011-09-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3007
dc.description.abstract Adolescent participants (N=170) completed questionnaires assessing individual characteristics (gender, age, Sensation Seeking, Aggression/Oppositionality, Impulsivity) and characteristics of the neighbourhoods in which they live (Neighbourhood social cohesion/informal social control of youth). Postal codes as reported by the youth were linked to 2006 Canadian census data in order to determine area-level Socioeconomic Status (SES) for each adolescent. Data regarding adolescents’ individual traits and characteristics of the neighbourhoods in which they live were examined both as main effects and in individual by neighbourhood interactions as predictors of adolescents’ risk of injury. Individual traits predicted injury risk, however, neighbourhood social processes and SES did not predict adolescent injury risk when examined as main effects, whether included alone or together with individual characteristics. Neighbourhood social processes and Neighbourhood SES each moderated the relation between certain individual traits and injury risk. The value of examining individual-context interactions in injury risk research is discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject unintentional injury risk en_US
dc.subject adolescence en_US
dc.subject neighbourhood characteristics en_US
dc.subject temperament en_US
dc.subject individual by context interactions en_US
dc.title Adolescent characteristics, neighbourhood social processes and socioeconomic factors and adolescent injury risk en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US


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