Reports

We’ve Got a Gun? Comparing Reports of Adolescents and Their Parents about Household Firearms University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice

Guns – especially those found in youths’ own homes – are a leading cause among adolescents of injury and death to themselves and others. (See Research of Note, page 29.) In this statewide, multi-language, community-based survey of 5,704 pairs of adolescents and parents living in the same household, researchers asked about guns in the home and compared the two groups’ responses.

They found substantial agreement between parents and youth about whether there was any gun in the home, but less agreement about whether there was a handgun in the home. The level of agreement was related to household composition and gender of the respondents. For example, in instances where boys residing in households containing a single mother and no other adults reported that there was a gun in the home, nearly 65 percent of their mothers said there was no gun in the home. Implications for research and intervention are discussed. Free. 34 pages. (215) 898-5512, http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1079&context=spp_papers.

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Archives

Categories

Recent Comments

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top