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Adolescents' perceptions of the 'substance use violence nexus': a South African perspective

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-04 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T12:50:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T12:50:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9382
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to explore adolescents' perceptions of substance use as a contributing factor to community violence by employing a conceptual framework proposed by Goldstein. Data were collected from a sample of adolescents between the ages of 15 and 16 years by means of focus group interviews. Theoretical thematic analysis was used to analyse and interpret the findings. The participants' perceptions indicated that substance use and withdrawal symptoms induce physiological and behavioural modifications resulting in aggression and violence. The findings also suggest that participants believed that substance users frequently commit property and violent interpersonal crimes such as theft, robbery, assault and murder to procure their substances. Further, the adolescents' perceived violence to be rooted within gang culture as well as the involvement in shared markets for illicit substance trading. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject CRIME en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject SUBSTANCE USE en
dc.subject VIOLENCE en
dc.title Adolescents' perceptions of the 'substance use violence nexus': a South African perspective en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Youth Studies en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, United Kingdom en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9060 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7855 en
dc.bibliographictitle Khan, G., Savahl, S. & Isaacs, S. (2016) Adolescents' perceptions of the 'substance use violence nexus': a South African perspective. <i>Journal of Youth Studies</i>. February:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Khan, G. en
dc.contributor.author2 Savahl, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Isaacs, S. en


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