Disordered neighborhood environments and risk-taking propensity in late childhood through adolescence

C. Debra M. Furr-Holden, Adam J. Milam, Elizabeth K. Reynolds, Laura MacPherson, Carl W. Lejuez

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Abstract

To investigate the relationship between childhood neighborhood environment and risk-taking propensity in adolescence by using an objective environmental measure and a laboratory-based risk-taking propensity measure. Childhood neighborhood disorder predicted risk-taking propensity on a behavioral measure during early adolescence (β = 1.8, p <.01). Early toxic environments affect laboratory-based behavioral manifestations of risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent behavior
  • Environmental exposure
  • Neighborhood
  • Risk-taking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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