Journal article

Rates of student-reported antisocial behavior, school suspensions, and arrests in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, United States

Sheryl A Hemphill, Barbara J McMorris, John W Toumbourou, Todd I Herrenkohl, Richard F Catalano, Megan Mathers

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Few methodologically rigorous international comparisons of student-reported antisocial behavior have been conducted. This paper examines whether there are differences in the frequency of both antisocial behavior and societal responses to antisocial behavior in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, United States. These 2 states were chosen due to their similarities on sociodemographic characteristics and their differences in policy frameworks around problem behavior including antisocial behavior and substance use. METHODS: State representative samples of students (N = 5769) in school grades 5, 7, and 9 in Victoria and Washington State completed a modified version of the Commun..

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