Environmental factors associated with adolescent antisocial behavior in a poor urban community in Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Curto, Bartira Marques [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Paula, Cristiane Silvestre [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Nascimento, Rosimeire do [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Murray, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Bordin, Isabel A. [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:17:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:17:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-010-0291-2
dc.identifier.citation Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Heidelberg: Springer Heidelberg, v. 46, n. 12, p. 1221-1231, 2011.
dc.identifier.issn 0933-7954
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34270
dc.description.abstract Investigating risk factors for anti-social behavior (ASB) is particularly relevant in a poor urban and violent community of a developing country where homicide is the primary cause of death among 15-24-year olds.To identify individual and environmental factors associated with ASB in adolescents from an urban poor community in the outskirts of So Paulo City, Brazil.This cross-sectional study was based on a probabilistic sample of clusters that included all eligible households (women aged 15-49 years with a son or daughter < 18 years of age). One mother-child pair was randomly selected per household (n = 813; response rate: 82.4%). This study is focused on the age group 11-17 years (n = 248). ASB was identified by externalizing scores in the clinical range on the Child Behavior Checklist and/or the Youth Self Report. Potential correlates included individual, maternal, paternal, and familial characteristics. Backward logistic regression analysis identified independent correlates and significant interactions.Youths with high ASB scores were more likely to be victims of severe physical punishment and have an absent father/substitute. Maternal anxiety/depression was a risk factor only among older adolescents (15-17 years), while the presence of internalizing problems was a risk factor only among younger adolescents (11-14 years). Having a non-working mother increased the risk for ASB only among low-income adolescents.The recognition that certain environmental factors may have harmful effects on adolescents' mental health, and the identification of more vulnerable groups can contribute to the development of effective strategies for prevention and treatment of ASB. en
dc.format.extent 1221-1231
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.subject Brazil en
dc.subject Cross-sectional studies en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.title Environmental factors associated with adolescent antisocial behavior in a poor urban community in Brazil en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://www.springer.com/open+access/authors+rights?SGWID=0-176704-12-683201-0
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Univ Prebiteriana Mackenzie
dc.contributor.institution Univ Cambridge
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psiquiatria, BR-04038030 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Prebiteriana Mackenzie, Dev Disorder Post Grad Program, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Cambridge, Inst Criminol, Cambridge CB3 9DA, England
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psiquiatria, BR-04038030 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00127-010-0291-2
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000297154100003


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