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

Peguero, A. A.,
Jiang, X.
Year Published: 2017
Journal Article
Journal Name: 
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume: 31

Issue: 6
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In this study, the authors explored if and how breaking social and cultural stereotypes are associated with risk for adolescent victimization, and how this may explain racial and ethnic disparities in being a victim of violence at school. They analyzed data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, using multilevel analytical techniques. Results suggest that increased educational achievement, academic involvement, and having White American friendships are potential risk factors for victimization among Black/African American and Latino American adolescents in urban and/or suburban schools. They also support previous evidence that engaging in violence does not protect racial and ethnic minority youth from being victimized. Findings have implications for educational policymakers and school personnel seeking to promote the well-being and educational success of minority students and protect them from violence. Modified Author Abstract.

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