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Adolescents and WarHow Youth Deal with Political Violence$
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Brian K Barber

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343359

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.001.0001

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Measuring Adolescent Perceived Support Amidst War and Disaster

Measuring Adolescent Perceived Support Amidst War and Disaster

The Multi-Sector Social Support Inventory

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(p.145) Chapter 7 Measuring Adolescent Perceived Support Amidst War and Disaster
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Adolescents and War
Author(s):

Christopher M. Layne

Jared S. Warren

Sterling Hilton

Dahai Lin

Alma Pašalić

John Fulton

Hafiza Pašalić

Ranka Katalinski

Robert S. Pynoos

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.003.0007

Directing attention to the Bosnian experience, this chapter focuses on the critical area of adolescent-perceived social support during war and disaster. It details the theoretically-justified development of a new multi-sector measure of social support and provides a series of tests to determine its reliability and validity. It concludes with a series of recommendations on how future research in this area should be directed, with the hope that with a more fundamental understanding of youth and political violence, and particularly the role of social support, interventions can be more clearly targeted to need.

Keywords:   children, youth, adolescents, Bosnia, war, disaster, political violence, coping

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