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My Exposure to Violence (Subject and Young Adult)

Title

My Exposure to Violence (Subject and Young Adult)

Description

The Exposure to Violence (Subject and Young Adult) interview was administered to study participants to obtain information about the participants' fear in certain situations and exposure to 4 different types of violent acts. These included: (1) seeing someone shoved, kicked, or punched, (2) seeing someone attacked with a knife, (3) hearing a gunshot, and (4) seeing someone shot. This measure was adapted by PHDCN staff to include questions that assessed the location and frequency of such events, as well as how familiar the participant was with the victim(s) and/or perpetrator(s).

A much more detailed instrument was developed for Waves 2 and 3 to assess exposure to violence. They obtained information regarding the subject's lifetime and past year exposure to violence events, utilizing the same basic items, with some modifications in follow-up questions included.

WAVE 1: The Exposure to Violence (ETV) (PDF 2.2MG) assessed the subject's experience of exposure to different types of violent acts, as well as how exposure to violence may have affected the subject, his or her family, and friends. It was administered to subject in Cohorts 9 to 18..

WAVE 2: The subject self-report version of the Exposure to Violence for Wave 2 (PDF 4.0MG) was a much more detailed version of the instrument than was used in Wave 1. This detailed subject self-report instrument was administered to Cohorts 9 to 15 and obtained information regarding the subject's lifetime and past year exposure to violent events. In addition, a short form of the subject self-report instrument was used with subjects in Cohort 6.

WAVE 3: The subject self-report version of the Exposure to Violence for Wave 3 (PDF 6.6MG) was a much more detailed version of the instrument than was used in Wave 1. This detailed subject self-report instrument was administered to Cohorts 6 to 15 and obtained information regarding the subject's lifetime and past year exposure to violent events. In addition, a short form of the subject self-report instrument was used with subjects in Cohorts 3 and 18.

Citations

Buka SL, Selner-O'Hagan MB, Kindlon DJ, Earls FJ. (1997). The "My Exposure to Violence Interviews"; Administration and Scoring Manual, Version 3. Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health.

Selner-O'Hagan, M., Buka, S., Kindlon, D., Raudenbush, S., & Earls, F. (1998). Urban youth exposure to violence, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 39 (2), 215-224.

Taylor, L., Zuckerman, B., Harik, V. & Groves, B. (1994). Witnessing violence by young children and their mothers.Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 15, 120-123.

Related Internet Resources

Exposure to Violence

Selner, et. al.

PHDCN Administration

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Related Studies

See Also

Studies administered to the primary caregiver regarding the subject's exposure to violence.

ICPSR Study Number 13588 (PHDCN Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver), Wave 1, 1994-1997)

ICPSR Study Number 13619 (PHDCN My Child's Exposure to Violence, Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13698 (PHDCN My Child's Exposure to Violence, Wave 3, 2000-2002)

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Studies administered to the primary caregiver regarding the primary caregiver's exposure to violence.

ICPSR Study Number 13618 (PHDCN My Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver), Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13696 (PHDCN My Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver), Wave 3, 2000-2002)

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ICPSR Study Number 13621 (PHDCN Where Are You Afraid? (Fear), Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13626 (PHDCN Gun Ownership, Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13701 (PHDCN Fear and Guns, Wave 3, 2000-2002)

ICPSR Study Number 13711 (PHDCN Gun Ownership, Wave 3, 2000-2002)