Neighborhood Disorder and Children’s Antisocial Behavior: The Protective Effect of Family Support Among Mexican American and African American Families Schofield, Thomas Cutrona, Carolyn Conger, Rand Conger, Katherine Martin, Monica Brody, Gene Simons, Ronald Cutrona, Carolyn
dc.contributor.department Psychology 2020-03-22T09:01:10.000 2020-06-30T06:24:49Z 2020-06-30T06:24:49Z Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2011 2012-09-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Using data from a sample of 673 Mexican Origin families, the current investigation examined the degree to which family supportiveness acted as a protective buffer between neighborhood disorder and antisocial behavior during late childhood (i.e. intent to use controlled substances, externalizing, and association with deviant peers). Children’s perceptions of neighborhood disorder fully mediated associations between census and observer measures of neighborhood disorder and their antisocial behavior. Family support buffered children from the higher rates of antisocial behavior generally associated with living in disorderly neighborhoods. An additional goal of the current study was to replicate these findings in a second sample of 897 African American families, and that replication was successful. These findings suggest that family support may play a protective role for children living in dangerous or disadvantaged neighborhoods. They also suggest that neighborhood interventions should consider several points of entry including structural changes, resident perceptions of their neighborhood and family support.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in <em>American Journal of Community Psychology</em>. The final authenticated version is available online at DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1007%2Fs10464-011-9481-7</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1007%2Fs10464-011-9481-7
dc.subject.disciplines Community Psychology
dc.subject.keywords Neighborhoods
dc.subject.keywords Family relations
dc.subject.keywords Antisocial behavior
dc.subject.keywords Mexican Americans
dc.subject.keywords African Americans
dc.title Neighborhood Disorder and Children’s Antisocial Behavior: The Protective Effect of Family Support Among Mexican American and African American Families
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